Considering that the 777 is one of the safest planes

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Considering that the 777 is one of the safest planes ever built it is extremely ironic that of it’s eighteen years in service, there was finally a crash recorded on July 6, 2013 by Asiana Airlines at San Francisco airport. Pilot in command, Lee Gang Guk had only forty-three hours of flight time in the 777 and was supervised by deputy pilot, Lee Jeong Min, along with two other pilots. The National Transportation Safety Board emphasized that the crash is due to “possibility of a pilot error.” Guk was going less than the 137 targeted speed for landing and once he realized his error and attempted to correct it, it was too late because instead of landing flat, they came in a 45-degree angle. The aircraft 8
Evolution of Boeing reportedly caught on fire and had its tail broken off, which resulted in two deaths and 181 injured passengers. The 787 Dreamliner is known to be the “world’s most eco-friendly” aircraft. The range starts from 7,650 to 8,500 nautical miles. It is eco-friendly, has low fuel consumption, offers a smoother ride for passengers with less turbulence as opposed to other planes, and has a top of the line in-flight entertainment system. It uses fifty percent less fuel, produces fifty percent fewer carbon emissions, and fifty percent of the wing and fuselage are composed of composite materials. It is also the first aircraft to run on biofuel mix, which consists of a combination of used cooking oil and regular jet fuel. But the aircraft is known to have an array of problems, which delayed service for major airlines that paid two hundred million dollars. Just to name a few, in 2012 ANA returned five Dreamliner’s to repair a defect in their Rolls-Royce engines and in December, the FAA ordered an inspection of all Dreamliner’s in service following reports of fuel leaks. Then in 2013, a fire broke out on an empty Japan Airlines Dreamliner and later this year, United Airlines discovered problems with emergency beacons. Boeing has discovered new methods to mitigate the pollution in the air due to the fuel being utilized by planes. Aviation is responsible for 2.7 percent of the United States national greenhouse gas inventory and commercial aviation is responsible about three percent. Boeing and Brazilian aerospace company Embraer are working together in hopes to pave a pathway to a feasible aviation biofuels industry. Boeing stands stern in their belief that by blending algae fuels with existing jet fuel, it can reduce flight related greenhouse-gas emissions by sixty to eighty percent. So when biofuels are utilized for environmental purposes, it contributes less to global climate change because according to 9
Evolution of Boeing Boeing (n.d.) “ carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is recycled, being pulled out of the atmosphere by a growing plant-based feedstock. In contrast, petroleum-based fuels introduce new CO 2 to the atmosphere for a net increase.” Boeing aircraft has a worldwide reputation of designing and producing the safest planes ever built. Reason being is because they use robust processes to produce their

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