787 Dreamliner

When it comes to international flights, BWI got on the map over the last year as one of two airports with cheap flights to Iceland. The latest news isn’t about a destination that’s quite as exotic, but does involve a cool plane.

Starting Monday, the airport is set to see Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the runway. It’ll become one of four airports in the country where British Airways is using the plans for flights to Heathrow Airport in London.

The new plans are all the rage in the flight world. They can seat up to 214 passengers. The planes also have bigger windows than most aircraft, and allow adjustment of the shade by button. Special edges on the engines also reduce noise. But the true innovation is really the fuel efficiency. Along with special design specifications of the engines, a raked wingtip helps the planes save energy.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.