The new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s a super-efficient airplane that uses 20% less fuel than any other plane in its class. Did we mention that it does this with a range of 8,500 nautical miles while carrying up to 290 passengers? It’s the plane of the future because it saves fuel while helping handle the ever increasing number of domestic and international air passengers. It sounds so exciting that it might even be worth planning a vacation around riding in one.
It should come as no surprise that everyone at Helander is excited about the new Dreamliners. Our excitement not only comes from how cool the new planes sound, it also comes from the fact that we’re experts in hydroforming and it just so happens that hydroforming is one of the best ways to produce parts for aerospace products. Because of the recent growth in larger aerospace projects like the 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners, Helander has been busy upgrading our already impressive hydroforming capabilities. On February 15th, we will be adding a 20” hydroform machine – our third hydroform overall, and our very first 20” one – which will give us the ability to handle an even larger volume of orders. Keep checking our blog and website to learn more about our new completely custom rebuilt 20” hydroform machine and how it can help you stay at the forefront of aerospace technology. And if anyone gets to take a ride in a Dreamliner, take some pictures and we will share them with our readers!