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4/25/2007--Renton, WA, USA..Interior mockup of Boeing's new 787 commercial jet built using special low weight composites. Along with better design, more fuel efficient engines, Boeing, one of Seattle's leading employers for nearly a century, is leading the way to build more fuel efficient aircraft that will lower fuel costs to airlines and reduce C02 emissions...The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide body, twin engined jet airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in July 2008.It will carry between 210 and 330 passengers depending on the seating configuration. Boeing has stated that it will be more fuel-efficient than comparable earlier Boeing airliners. It will also be the first major airliner to use composite material for most of its construction. Boeing claims that the 787 will be up to 20% more fuel-efficient than current comparable aircraft. ..50% of the aircraft's weight will be from the composite materials shown here. Composite materials are significantly lighter and stronger than traditional aircraft materials, making the 787 a very light aircraft for its capabilities. By volume, the 787 will be 80% composite. This will allow the potential to take off from, and land on, relatively short airstrips as the 767 can, yet still have the capability to fly long-haul distances...Light-emitting diode (LED) cabin lighting (three color), will be used instead of fluorescent tubes, allowing the aircraft to be entirely 'bulbless' and have 128 color combinations while reudicng power needed to light the interior of the 787...©2007 Stuart Isett All rights reserved