Boeing's 787 Dreamliner grabs attention for its composite structure, but its systems are just as radical. The aircraft is a large step toward the all-electric airplane--one in which all systems are run by electricity. Bleed air from the engines has essentially been eliminated and while hydraulic actuators are still used, the majority of their power comes from electricity. The most eye-popping change is that the cabin will be pressurized by electric motors, not by the bleed air used ...


"Massive 787 Electrical System Pressurizes Cabin" is Premium Content. Subscribing will provide full access to this article as well as the opportunity to access:
-- Critical intelligence on the global aviation, aerospace & defense industries
-- Consolidated, comprehensive coverage of the programs and technologies shaping the industry
-- And much more…

Already registered? here.