Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Would You Fly In A Plastic Plane?

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The newest airplane in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner series landed its inaugural flight in Hong Kong a couple of hours ago.  This new plane is made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, not the metal of traditional planes.  It is comparatively light-weight, therefore is requires less fuel and maintenance, and so is cheaper to operate.

For more information, see an older news-story on the website for BBC News, and a current update from the Associated Press story in the Peoria, IL Journal Star newspaper's website.

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