10. The Dreamliner

Boeing’s most advanced jet gets off the ground

   

It may be three years late and billions of dollars over-budget, but Boeing’s sleek, carbon composite 787 finally completed its first commercial flight from Narita to Hong Kong on October 26. The world’s most fuel-efficient commercial airliner not only brings “big jet ranges to mid-size airplanes,” it also has 30 percent larger windows and higher cabin pressure. Fifty seven companies from six continents have placed orders for a total of  more than 800 787s—meaning the skies might just become a little bit more friendly. 

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