Boeing monitors Dreamliner 787s from Wash. control center

08/9/2013 | National Public Radio

Boeing is monitoring its fleet of Dreamliner 787s from its 787 Operations Control Center in Everett, Wash. While monitoring an airplane while in flight is standard practice, the level of complexity and amount of data being reviewed is more extensive than ever before. Boeing can track data in real time, which is particularly important when a new aircraft type goes into service. "Boeing created the aircraft, they designed it [and] they know it from the inside out, so it helps to have both of us monitoring it at the same time," said United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David.

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