Tuesday, February 15, 2005

7E7 Dreamliner now the 787

Ever since I heard about Boeing's plans for a new plane called the 7E7 Dreamliner I've been feeling disappointed; Boeing planes have numbers not fancy names and I wasn't ready for a change. Last night while watching the tube I was happy to see an old Boeing commercial for the Dreamliner that had been updated to add the 787 moniker to the plane.

An interesting side note to this change is that it may well have been done to make the plane appeal to Chinese flyers who consider the number 8 lucky. China placed the first big order for 60 of these new planes.

Boeing 7E7 to die, but 787 to be born

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