Dreamliner's Upgrades Good for Passengers, Too

Cabin will be more comfortable, less noisy
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 9:56 PM CST
A look inside the Dreamliner's cabin, including those larger overhead storage bins.   (Boeing)
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(Newser) – There’s plenty for airlines to like about Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner (it goes farther, faster, on less fuel), but you might not have heard about the upgrades it holds for passengers. Via the Christian Science Monitor:

  • Windows aren’t just 65% larger, but passengers can adjust the tint from transparent to opaque rather than pulling a shade.
  • Larger overhead bins.

  • Better air-filtration system.
  • Composite fuselage allows not only for the cabin to be pressurized at a more comfortable level, but also at higher humidity.
  • The wings on the 787—of which 840 have been ordered, by55 airlines—can respond to turbulence, meaning a smoother flight.
  • With less noise from the engine, exhaust and ventilation, Boeing says the cabin will be quieter, and less subject to vibration.

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