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May 2007 edition

All-composite airliner gears up for production

Final assembly of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, billed as the first all composite airliner in production, is a major step closer with the arrival in Everett, Washington, of the horizontal stabiliser. Manufactured by Alenia Aeronautica at its facility in Foggia, Italy, the horizontal stabiliser was transported in five pieces: the left and right stabiliser, two elevators and a centre. The shipment configuration measures nine feet wide, 13 feet high and is 42 feet long. It was delivered to Boeing using the Dreamlifter, a specially modified 747-400 used to transport 787 major assemblies.

The horizontal stabiliser was loaded into position in the 787 final assembly bay. The completed assembly has a wing span of approximately 62 feet and measures 32 feet fore/aft. Scott Strode, 787 vp of aeroplane ....

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