View Full Version : Mulally: All 737s would be made from non-metal materials

17th Jul 2006, 02:24
BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/5185910.stm) Sunday, 16 July 2006, 19:25 GMT 20:25 UK Plastic planes 'set to rule sky'
Britons travelling abroad are likely to be flying in plastic planes in the future, says the chief of Boeing. All 737 planes would be made from non-metal materials, or composites, said president Alan Mulally.

Ahead of the Farnborough Air Show, the US plane giant boss said "all future planes will be made out of composites", because it does not corrode.

He predicted that the technology needed to build the new 737 planes would not be ready until the middle of the next decade. "What's absolutely key is getting our technology to a position where it's right to do this," said Mr Mulally.

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different."
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

17th Jul 2006, 09:21
because it does not corrode.

No, it just delaminates...