Go Inside Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Chicago-based United Continental is the first U.S. carrier to get the 787 in a deal worth an estimated $4.2 billion.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is built from composite materials rather than aluminum.
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An arched entryway greets passengers on the 787.
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Panorama of the entryway to the 787.
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Chief Engineer Mike Sinnett demonstrates the overhead luggage capacity of the 787.
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In addition to room for carry on bags, the 787 is the first plane with larger, shadeless windows that can be dimmed with the touch of a button.
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Panorama inside the 787
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An LED lighting system aboard the 787 can simulate sunrises and sunsets to gently wake passengers
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Seat backs provide individual screens for the in-flight entertainment system.
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The long range jet is 20 percent more fuel efficient and generates 20 percent less CO2.
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This 787 arrived in Rockford where its power systems are made by Hamilton Sunstrand.
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