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Abstract

In mid-2003, the US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing embarked upon an ambitious project to manufacture a mid-size aircraft called 787 Dreamliner. This was the first commercial aircraft being manufactured using 50 percent of composite materials. The case examines the reasons for Boeing to initiate the 787 project. It details the design and manufacturing process of the aircraft. The case also highlights the technical features of the aircraft and explains why it is superior over the existing aircrafts of Boeing and Airbus.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.
Location:
Size:
Very large
Other setting(s):
1995-2005

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Abstract

In mid-2003, the US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing embarked upon an ambitious project to manufacture a mid-size aircraft called 787 Dreamliner. This was the first commercial aircraft being manufactured using 50 percent of composite materials. The case examines the reasons for Boeing to initiate the 787 project. It details the design and manufacturing process of the aircraft. The case also highlights the technical features of the aircraft and explains why it is superior over the existing aircrafts of Boeing and Airbus.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

Settings

Location:
Size:
Very large
Other setting(s):
1995-2005

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