The mid-sized, wide-body, twin-engine Dreamliner is made of lightweight composite materials, such as carbon fiber-reinforced resin, which results in using 20 percent less fuel. It can seat between 290 - 330 passengers, depending on the variant.
So far, so good for the inaugural flight, which follows delays that have put the Dreamliner program more than two years behind schedule. The aerospace giant has booked 810 orders for the next-generation Dreamliner. Japan Airline, Air India, Al Nippon and United have placed the largest orders so far.