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  1. Big Tug

    Snapshot Title: Big Tug
    Taken by: Keith Rodgerson

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



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  2. N787BX

    Snapshot Title: N787BX
    Taken by: R P McCormick

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    N787BX Boeing 787 tail number



  3. Experimental

    Snapshot Title: Experimental
    Taken by: R P McCormick

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Experimental - the door - or the plane?!



  4. Unhackable

    Snapshot Title: Unhackable
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    On the electronic side, the 787 has a computerised "glass cockpit" that communicates with the aircraft's systems over an Ethernet-like computer network. Passengers will also have an in-flight entertai...



  5. Quieten down

    Snapshot Title: Quieten down
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    These are lean-burn Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines designed specifically for the 787. The crinkle-cut engine cowling causes interference between sound waves from the jet core, reducing engine noise.



  6. Under pressure

    Snapshot Title: Under pressure
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The fuselage is the first pressurised aircraft hull made of carbon-fibre reinforced composite materials. Boeing says it can handle higher air pressure than a conventional aluminium hull: the cabin is ...



  7. Nice view

    Snapshot Title: Nice view
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    At 27 by 47 centimetres, these windows are the largest on any passenger aircraft and can be electronically dimmed by either passengers or cabin crew.



  8. Wing box

    Snapshot Title: Wing box
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The novel composite materials have presented new challenges for Boeing. The company found that computer models of carbon-fibre behaviour did not match the results of live wing-loading tests. To compen...



  9. She's electric

    Snapshot Title: She's electric
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: The Dreamliner: a revolution in high resolution
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Boeing has integrated a "more electric" design into the 787, eschewing traditional heavy hydraulics in favour of lightweight electric-motor-based servos and wiring. The landing gear and control surfac...