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787-initial operating cost analysis, Issue 36 Aug/Sep 2004

The 787 (7E7) has been conceived to provide operators with a 15-20% lower unit cost than current generation similar sized aircraft. Charles Williams analyses how the various technologies employed in the 787 (7E7) could give it a 0.50-1.90 cents per seat-mile cost advantage over current widebody twins. 7E7: change of the game?

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