Technology Integrity of Boeing Future the breakthrough carbon-composite plane discussed by its chief engineer Tom Cogan praising its architectural computer-made design integrity as long delayed a new 787 Dreamliner landed in Britain on Sunday on its first trip outside the United States. The 787 is expected to take the spotlight at next week's Farnborough Airshow. Last-minute technical issues had raised fears in recent weeks that the plane might not make its long-anticipated trip to the show, but the plane arrived doing a flyover with a "tilt and wave" before landing. A test pilot Mike Bryan told reporters that landing on Farnborough's "short" runway after the nine-hour flight reminded him of his time landing on aircraft carriers in the Navy. But he was full of praise for the plane, which he flew from Seattle with 16 crew and a full compliment of flight-testing systems.
"One thing I can say right now is we could literally put fuel in it and passengers could go flying in it," he said.