When Boeing launched the 787 in 2004, it was more than two decades since the 767—the mid-market widebody it would replace—had entered service. In those 22 years, technology had advanced almost beyond recognition, and with it the expectations of airline customers. It was also close to a decade since Boeing had certified its last all-new commercial aircraft, the 777. Boeing knew it had to use the most advanced technology available to produce the most efficient airliner possible, and ...


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