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Boeing's big dream

The innovative 787 is the fastest-selling new airliner in history, but slow off the assembly line. Fortune got an inside look at how it's made. Photographs by Gregg Segal. Text by Michael V. Copeland.

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Boeing has taken the radical approach of building the first commercial jet liner using a carbon fiber material, rather than aluminum. When it's finished, the 787, also known as the Dreamliner will fly further on less fuel than any existing jet.


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