I was browsing around Boeing's media site tonight, and thought I'd share. This is what the new 787 will look like when it NW and Continental start flying them in about 2 years. Pretty sweet looking if you ask me.
1st, business, and economy classes. Big windows. I doubt the airlines will actually arrange them with that much space, but it definitely looks roomy. Notice the X-box green glow on the lavatory.
LED mood lighting.
The flightdeck makes Star Trek look low tech. I love the faux carbon fiber accents on the overhead switch panel.
From the outside. The fancy new engines and use of carbon fiber are supposed to make it 20% more efficient than the 767.
Ever feel like you're going to the bathroom in a scifi movie?
This ungainly beast, the Large Cargo Freighter, is how Boeing gets the large parts (fuselage, wings, etc) from factories all over the world to the assembly plant in Everett, WA. It's a 747 with half the fuselage cut off, a new one riveted on, and the tail attached on hinges so it can be swung out of the way with a big forklift for unloading.