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Elizabeth M
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Promising news
Elizabeth M   6/21/2013 7:01:22 AM
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This is great news, Ann, for the future use of composites in aircrafts. This craft uses the most composites so far, is that correct? I think this now shows proof that these lighter materials can work and sets the stage for a whole new phase in aircraft design and manufacturing. The fuel efficiency aspect is a real wiinner--have they said if this was achieved or not?

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richnass   6/21/2013 8:11:15 AM
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I'm afraid all the issues surrounding the Boeing 787 make me skeptical about any plane that introduces new technologies. It seems that the 787 is again having difficulties, making two unscheduled landings this week.

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Ann R. Thryft   6/21/2013 1:38:36 PM
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That's right, Elizabeth, this has more carbon composites by weight than any other commercial jet so far. But not more than any aircraft--military planes have been successfully flying with very high proportions of carbon fiber composites for decades. In fact, that's where the technology got started.

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Ann R. Thryft   6/21/2013 1:43:00 PM
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Rich, from what I saw, this week's Boeing 787 problems had to do with oil-related issues. That said, I'm not sure I want to fly on the 787 for awhile until all its problems are ironed out, including the batteries.

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Rob Spiegel   6/21/2013 4:44:26 PM
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Nice article Ann. Did the Boeing jet have as great a percentrage of composites as the Airbus? I haven't heard of any problems with composites related to Boeing's troubles.

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The big question - Fatigue
TJ McDermott   6/21/2013 9:10:43 PM
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I hope that both Boeing and Airbus publish something of the fatigue testing their respective aircraft are undergoing.  I had a chance to pass by the Boeing fatigue testing fixture last week.

It will be very interesting to compare fatigue results of similar parts in different materials.

 

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a.saji   6/21/2013 11:53:46 PM
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@TJ: Yes indeed and the results will have so many things to prove for the critics.  

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far911   6/23/2013 7:30:20 AM
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This is a winner for environmental protection as well as aerial pollution reduction which has been a growing concern ever since global warming's alarming situation came into view. 

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Charles Murray   6/23/2013 5:32:10 PM
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I agree this is promising news, Liz, especially since it's a couple weeks ahead of the public schedule. Let's hope it means that the aviation industry in general is moving beyond all the design and production problems that it has been experiencing for the past few years.

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Elizabeth M   6/24/2013 5:00:24 AM
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I didn't realize this was ahead of schedule--even better news. So it seems like there is a real commitment to this effort if things are moving faster than usual. Usually it's the other way around!

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