View Full Version : First look at new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

08-26-2013, 08:50 AM
This new model is bigger so it can't possibly have problems!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/26/travel/boeing-787-9-dreamliner/index.html?hpt=hp_c3)

By Frances Cha, CNN
updated 7:35 AM EDT, Mon August 26, 2013

(CNN) -- It's been a year of mishaps, but Boeing finally has some good news.

The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer announced over the weekend it had completed its first 787-9 Dreamliner.

A larger incarnation of the 787-8, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is 206 feet long -- 20 feet longer than its predecessor -- and holds 40 more passengers.

Its range is also greater, at 8,000-8,500 nautical miles, versus the 787-8s 7,650-8,200 nautical miles.

Ranger Rick
08-26-2013, 12:29 PM
40 more people and 500 miles farther. Why?

08-26-2013, 12:40 PM
40 more people and 500 miles farther. Why?

So they could fly 40 more people 500 miles further?