Planes will be made from wonder material #Graphene ‘in 10 years’

The entrepreneur, #SirRichardBranson likened the push for #Graphene planes to his previous encouragement of #Airbus and #Boeing to make planes from carbon fibre, a battle he eventually won. Boeing’s latest 787 Dreamliner planes, which Virgin is flying on the #London #Heathrow – #Seattle route, are made from 50pc carbon fibre and other composite materials, as opposed to the traditional 100pc aluminium. As a result, they use 30pc less fuel than a standard alternative.

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