Boeing's new 787 is slated to complete it's first test flight this quarter. The project is already two years behind schedule, due primarily to supply chain problems (who'd have thought building a Boeing play without building it by Boeing would cause problems?).
It looks like it's on track now, though. By the time the plane starts shipping in quantity, the recession should be over, meaning it will be good timing for Boeing. By then we'll be well on the road to recovery. (Actually, that last sentence is just because I wanted to mix more metaphors.)
But for now, as these pictures from the Seattle PI show, it looks like it really will be a beautiful aircraft.
See the whole set here.
I can't wait to ride in one.