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Boeing takes a risk with 'plastic' 787 Dreamliner

Boeing's 787 Dreamnliner jet is finally about to carry some paying passengers. The new airliner's hull is made of composite materials that brings plastic to mind to many people. Read about the advantages and technological hurdles the airplane, like all inventions, is expected to face in this article.

Boeing takes a risk with 'plastic' 787 Dreamliner

Boeing's 787 Dreamnliner jet is finally about to carry some paying passengers. The new airliner's hull is made of composite materials that brings plastic to mind to many people. Read about the advantages and technological hurdles the airplane, like all inventions, is expected to face in this article.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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