The Birth of the 787 Dreamliner [NOOK Book]

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The Birth of the Dreamliner captures the awe and achievement of this ambitious chapter of aviation history, and acts as a "biography" of the aircraft, following the evolution of the 787 concept through its path to completion. In full collaboration with Boeing, The Birth of the Dreamliner is full-access insight into how this intricate, complex machine has been engineered in response to a dream. 

The Dreamliner heralds a new era in air travel. The components of the Dreamliner...

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The Birth of the 787 Dreamliner

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Overview

The Birth of the Dreamliner captures the awe and achievement of this ambitious chapter of aviation history, and acts as a "biography" of the aircraft, following the evolution of the 787 concept through its path to completion. In full collaboration with Boeing, The Birth of the Dreamliner is full-access insight into how this intricate, complex machine has been engineered in response to a dream. 

The Dreamliner heralds a new era in air travel. The components of the Dreamliner are sourced from more than 130 sites around the world, and then transported by the largest cargo freighters ever built, specially customized 747s called Dreamlifters. Stunning photography illustrates the meticulous undertaking of transporting wings and fuselage sections to the Dreamliner's final assembly point at the Boeing facility in Everett, Washington, the world's biggest building. You will see how the sophisticated interiors take shape along the assembly line of parts and tools, with in-depth interviews from key personnel, creators, and technicians. This is a quintessential archive of an unprecedented aircraft program.

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Air travel today is taken for granted as simply another means of getting from place to place. Most passengers give no thought about the plane they board, except for the occasional worry about its flightworthiness. However, building a commercial airplane is a complex procedure. For the 787, this involves more than 12 suppliers from six countries—Japan, Korea, Australia, the UK, the United States, and Italy. Turner, a Boeing photographer whose work has graced the covers of many aviation magazines, takes the reader on a visual tour of the creation of the company's 787 Dreamliner. Over 250 magnificent color photos document every step of the assembly process, while narrative accounts from Boeing executives in conjunction with explanatory captions enhance the experience. VERDICT This will be of great interest to airplane enthusiasts. Those in the engineering and technical fields also will be fascinated by a look into the 787's manufacture.—William Baer, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., Atlanta
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449442088
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,054,978
  • File size: 40 MB
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