I intently watched the news coming out of the Farnborough Air Show held recently, and I was happy to see the positive reviews of the Qatar Airlines 787. People were raving about the comfortable cabin layout, the seating, the unique lighting, and the large windows.
This event comes on the heels of my recent visit to Japan. The Japanese are very proud of their involvement on the 787 program. At our HyperWorks Technology Conference in Japan, Altair COO Brett Chouinard recounted his recent experience flying on the 787 from Tokyo to Hiroshima. Like those at Farnborough, he also raved about the plane’s features, including the quiet ride. I also discovered that Eiichi Kasono, one of our managers in Japan, has flown on both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787. He happened to be on the inaugural commercial flight of the A380 and has flown on the 787 several times.
Altair had significant involvement with both the A380 and 787 programs, helping to reduce the weight of both aircrafts. We are proud of our involvement and the positive contributions of our engineers and our technology.
I’m still waiting on my first 787 flight, so I might need to head back to Japan!