|Author(s)||Josh Wilson and others|
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It will carry between 210 and 330 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration. Boeing has stated that it will be more fuel-efficient than earlier Boeing airliners and will also be the first major airliner to use composite materials for most of its construction. Boeing's development of the 787 is also innovative in the collaborative management approach with suppliers.
Until January 28, 2005, the 787 was known by the developmental designator 7E7. Early released concept images depicted a radical design with highly curved surfaces. On April 26, 2005, a year after the launch of the program, the final look of the external 787 design was frozen, with a less rakish nose and a more conventional tail.
Boeing featured its first 787 in a rollout ceremony on July 8, 2007 at its assembly factory in Everett, Washington, by which time it had become the fastest-selling wide body airliner in history with nearly 600 orders. Originally scheduled to enter service in May 2008, production has been delayed and it is currently scheduled to enter into service in late 2009.
- start APU on electrical panel and wait for its work mode (on EICAS will be message "APU running").
- on APU start on 1 second lights APU FAILURE - this is normal - build-in APU-controller test runs.
- on electrical panel switch on APU generator.
- on engine panel switch on Autostart button and switch on starters.
- wait for engines idle (on EICAS lights off messages L ENG FAILURE, R ENG FAILURE).
- on electrical panel switch on L GEN, R GEN, BKP GEN L, BKP GEN R.
- on electrical panel switch off APU GEN and turn off APU.