The 'plastic plane' - the new Boeing Dreamliner - is spending this week on its first ever tour of the UK. It got its nickname because its shell is built of carbon and plastic. This means it burns less fuel and emissions are cut by 20 per cent compared with other planes the same size.
The plane was partly developed at Farnborough and companies right around the region build parts for it.
We can reveal the plane will make its first regular trips in the UK from Gatwick early next year. Mike Pearse spoke to Amanda Waterman, Mark Platt, Stuart Gruber and Chris Browne.
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