Boeing expects composites to become aircraft norm

07/18/2006 | CNN

Boeing says it will eventually replace its family of 737s with jetliners made of composite materials. The company's new 787 Dreamliner fuselage is made of composites, a blend of lightweight, non-corrosive, non-metal carbon fiber materials. "All future planes will be made out of composites because it doesn't fatigue and it doesn't corrode," Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, says.

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