Boeing 787 Dreamliner First Flight
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner finally gets its first test flight today at 1pm EST at Seattle's Everett Field, beginning nine months of intensive testing. During the test period, six Boeng 787 Dreamliners will be flying around the clock as technicians and safety experts examine aircraft and onboard systems performance. Today's flight is basically the beginning of the beginning, and even that has been delayed for years.
The Boeng 787 Dreamliner is built with a one-piece composite fuselage and is controlled with a fly-by-wire electronic steering system.
Boeing has pegged its hopes for the future on the plane, which promises to be one of the most fuel-efficient in the world.