Boeing’s new 787: Better late than never?

Boeing has finally delivered its new 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways of Japan, more than three years after the firms initial agreed-upon delivery date.

Its tardiness shouldnt discount the fact that its a technological tour de force.
The 787 is made of composites rather than aluminum, which makes it far lighter than competitors. Thats good for a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption. For a midsize plane “ it will most commonl