New School Board Member Gets Aircraft Education
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
May 14, 2012
Falls Church School Board Member-elect Justin Castillo was privileged to get a look inside Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft last week on the plane's maiden flight to Reagan National Airport. The new wide-body plane made its first landing at DCA as part of a goodwill tour around the country.
The 787 includes numerous new features including larger windows and higher cabin pressurization to increase passenger comfort. It also has a carbon fiber fuselage, a sophisticated new wing and high-efficiency engines to cut fuel consumption by as much as 20% over the aircraft it will replace.