My kind of news is happening too fast when a corner that Boeing has just rounded comes. Scott Fancher announces a consolidation of fleet design starting from the 787 and everything forwards on all programs. Exciting news from the 787-9 as it goes unnoticed with many tidbits that are churning out of Everett, WA. The dash 9 has achieved lighter weight than planned, as an opposite result than the 787-8's plight during the same point in its development five years ago. The 787-9 has configured a laminar flow design working on its flying copies. Slipping through the air better, cleaning up the drag coefficient. Its better than the 787-8 once again. Remember the 787-8 is 20% more fuel efficient than others in its class.
- More Slippery in Air
- More passengers
- Improved lessons learned from the initial -8.
- Improved Engine technology over five years ago
The improvement on the -9 pumps up the 787-10 as it has an establish goal for 7200 mile range. Expect an Increase from 7200 mile range not from fuel increased on board but from the 787-9 implementations given to the 787-10 for its advancements over the 787-8. These advancements may or may not trickle back to the 787-8. However, it affects every model that Boeing is bringing on as a new model. Expect some new advancement implemented on the 787-10 not currently on the 787-10. Commonality, Consistency, and Continuity are Boeing's 3 C's. It’s easy to sit in on a Boeing management meeting if you use these three words at every meeting, you are a Boeing Rock Star as a Boeing Word Smith.
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