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Inside Air NZ's Boeing 787 Dreamliner

15 November 2013

Two jet airplanes

The mock-up of Air New Zealand’s 787 Dreamliner has proven to be an excellent platform to carry out testing during product development.

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Discussion starters

  • Technological modelling: Use this and other examples to describe the sorts of things that functional modelling can be used for in Technology, and identify the design concept being tested in particular functional models. (level 2)
  • Characteristics of Technology: Use this and other examples to describe how societal and/or environmental issues can influence what people decided to make, how they would undertake planning, the selection of resources, and how they would make and test an outcome. (level 3)

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Keywords: cabin, mock-up, Air NZ, Air New Zealand, technological modelling, nature of technology

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