Man Punches And Cracks A Magical 787 Dreamliner Window

A British airline passenger has pleaded guilty for "going nuts" onboard a Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner and punching one of the plane's magical windows, which dims at the push of a button, instead of using a traditional pull-down shade. » 12/02/14 4:11pm 12/02/14 4:11pm

Flying on the Dreamliner

Sometimes good things happen. I travel pretty often and for some odd reason I couldn't get the flight between Colorado and Baltimore that I normally take. The only flights available were from Colorado to Houston and then to Baltimore. It seemed like a drag, until I noticed the equipment: 787-8 Dreamliner. United only… » 4/19/14 6:09pm 4/19/14 6:09pm

Air New Zealand's Newest Livery Is Absolutely Gorgeous

Late Monday night, Air New Zealand's first Boeing 787-9 rolled out of the paint hangar in Everett, Washington, sporting a new "all-black" livery. Reflecting off the wet tarmac and factory lights, glistening from the falling Seattle rain, she is truly a sight to behold. » 4/09/14 7:33pm 4/09/14 7:33pm

Investigators: Latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Not Caused by Battery

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner continued the model's string of bad luck yesterday when it burst into flames on the tarmac at London Heathrow Airport yesterday. The good news was that it was unoccupied at the time. And now there's a little bit more, kinda: investigators say it wasn't the battery's fault. » 7/13/13 2:29pm 7/13/13 2:29pm

I Was A Passenger On The First Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight In The U.S.

On Sunday, November 4th at 7:20 AM, United flew their first passenger flight with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It was a smashing success and a total sham all at once. » 11/06/12 2:00pm 11/06/12 2:00pm

Boeing 787 Turns America Into Giant Etch-A-Sketch

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been in service for no more than a few months and already some Boeing test pilot has tagged the American Northwest like an Etch-a-Sketch with a 787 logo. Damn hooligans. » 2/10/12 12:00pm 2/10/12 12:00pm

Boeing took the 787 Dreamliner on a record-setting 10,710-mile flight

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner — the sixth 787 Boeing's made so far — took off from Boeing Field in Seattle in December 6, 2011. Yesterday, it landed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, having flown 10,710 nautical miles to set a distance record for a commercial jet of its weight. It's also a victory, of sorts, for carbon fiber. » 12/08/11 4:30pm 12/08/11 4:30pm

Safety Inspectors May Not Be Able To Tell If a Dreamliner Is Damaged

The extensive use of composite materials makes the Boeing 787 one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built. And while it's already been approved for flight, safety officials are concerned about the long term viability of those materials, which are now being used in the aircraft's wings and fuselage. » 11/03/11 12:30pm 11/03/11 12:30pm

Boeing 787 Reviewed: Well Worth the Wait

Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner made its first commercial flight today. After years of delays the future of aviation has arrived. And according to reviews, it was a totally pleasant flight. Even if the 787 can't totally fix flying, it might make it a whole lot better. » 10/26/11 6:30pm 10/26/11 6:30pm

Boeing's Newest, Oldest Airplanes Fly Together

That's a 1927 Boeing Model 40C, the very first passenger-carrying aircraft built by Boeing, flying in formation with a brand-spankin'-new Boeing 787, the company's youngest passenger-carrying aircraft. And no, it's not a photoshop. [Wired: Autopia] » 5/19/10 9:00am 5/19/10 9:00am

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Ultimate Wing Load Test

This is the carbon-fiber Boeing 787 Dreamliner at 150% service load during the ultimate wing load test required for FAA certification. During the test, the wingtips underwent 25 feet of vertical deflection without failing. Engineering is awesome. [Boeing via Wired] » 3/29/10 4:00pm 3/29/10 4:00pm