Today marked a milestone for plastics in the transportation sector, with the first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- the plane you've been hearing about for so long that saves fuel through widespread use of structural composites. A live crowd of 25,000 witnessed the first Dreamliner liftoff in Everett, Wash., as well as millions more on live TV. (Check out the number of people who tweated about the test flight on their Twitter sites today). Soon enough, all those composite aircraft fans will be able to take a ride of their own. Boeing plans to test the jets for about nine months, and then deliver the first to a customer late next year.
Milestone for plastics: 787 flight
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