Another Dreamliner takes flight


The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner really does fly. The plane had its first flight today at Paine Field in Everett, Washington and it got off the ground, just as expected.

Inaugural 787-9 just prior to the take-off roll
Inaugural 787-9 just prior to the take-off roll
Inaugural 787-9 leaves the ground for the first time
Inaugural 787-9 leaves the ground for the first time

The new model is 20 feet longer than the 787-8 which adds about 40 seats to the type. It is going in to service first with Air New Zealand with roughly 400 frames ordered so far by several airlines. Etihad has the largest open order book of the type with 41 pending. American Airlines and ANA each are expecting 30 deliveries.

Always fun to see a new aircraft take to the skies, making this an especially fun week as the Bombardier CS100 had a similar event yesterday.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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