Photos: Boeing Dreamliner gets ready for takeoff

Swank new 787 passenger jet is scheduled to emerge from the factory on July 8, with a first flight anticipated for later in the summer.

Boeing's big project for this year is to get a dream off the ground--literally. The aviation giant's first 787 Dreamliner is scheduled to emerge from the factory on July 8, with a first flight anticipated for later in the summer.

Boeing Dreamliner 787
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New fuel economy, greater range, and groovy interior set this new machine apart. How did they do that? Why does it have curvy wings? What do the heads-up displays look like? Click on the image for a slideshow and more information on the fastest-selling aircraft ever.

 

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