completion. 1. Assignment 1 — Individual Report (Weight: 20%) —Case Study )eing 787 Dreamliner The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It seats 210 to 290 passengers. depending on the variant. Boeing states that it is the company’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials for most of its construction. The 787 consumes 20% less fuel than the similarly-sized Boeing 767. Some of its distinguishing features include a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons, and a smoother nose contour.
The aircraft’s initial designation was 7E7, prior to its renaming in January 2005. The first 787 was unveiled in a roll-out ceremony on July 8, 2007, at Boeing’s Everett assembly factory, by which time it had become the fastest-selling wide-body airliner in history with 677 orders. By October 2011, 797 Boeing 787s had been ordered by 57 customers, with ILFC (International Lease Finance Cooperation) having the largest number on order.
The 787 developments and production have involved a large-scale collaboration with numerous suppliers around the globe. Final assembly is at the Boeing Everett Factory in Washington. Aircrafts are also assembled at a new factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. Both sites will deliver 7875 to airline customers.
While Boeing had been working to trim excess weight since assembly began, the company stated in 2OC6 first six overweight, with the first aircraft expected to be 5,000 lb. (2,300 kg) heavier than specified. Originally planned to enter service in May 2008, the project has suffered from multiple delays due to procurement, sub-assembly and among many other technical problems. Boeing had announced at least a total of 7 delays during the entire project phase. One of the delays was due to an in-flight fire on a Rolls-Royce engine during the testing phase. The airliner’s maiden flight took place on December 15, 2009, and completed flight testing in mid-2011. Altogether, Boeing’s poor performance in achieving project objectives has cost it billions of dollars in penalty fees to the airlines. The so-called Dreamliner is filled with technological innovations that should make flying more comfortable for passengers and more economical for airlines. But the 787 program is more than three years behind schedule and billions over budget, and many challenges remain.
Final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency certification was received in late August 2011 and the first model was delivered in late September 2011 to ANA (All Nippon Airways). It entered commercial service on October 26,
On 7 Nov 2011, ANA, 787 Dreamliner in flight experienced a problem with its landing gear less than two weeks after the new aircraft embarked on its maiden passenger service. The airline’s pilots had to manually deploy the 787’s landing gear after the automated system did not engage. The plane landed safely and there were no reported injuries.
In the Boeing 787 Dreamliners first year of service, at least four aircraft suffered from electrical system problems stemming from its lithium-ion batteries. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a review into the design and manufacture of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, following five incidents in five days involving the aircraft, mostly involved with problems with the batteries and electrical systems. On January 14, 2014, Japan Airlines said a maintenance
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