Few test flights have been more eagerly anticipated since Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in “Glamorous Glennis” in 1947

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner may finally take its first flight in the next few days. For Boeing, the stake’s couldn’t be higher. It’s fair to say that few test flights have been more eagerly anticipated since Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in “Glamorous Glennis” in 1947.

The Daily Herald newspaper in Everett, WA, where the jet is assembled, has produced a nice series of articles about the Dreamliner program that’s worth your time whether you’re in the aerospace industry or not.

For example, did you know that Boeing was reluctant to build the plane in Everett? Read more here.

It’s not just Boeing’s future that is riding on the success of the first flight. All of Boeing’s suppliers are keeping their corporate fingers crossed, too. Read more here.

Good luck, Boeing!