Sure, the delivery was delayed a few hours, but late this afternoon American Airlines‘ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (N800AN) took off from Paine Field north of Seattle on its delivery flight to the carrier’s primary hub at DFW.
A few more images via Twitter:
First American Airlines 787 N800AN delivery flight to DFW pic.twitter.com/cXkP5U1Kwg
— Paine Airport (@mattcawby) January 23, 2015
The first @AmericanAir @BoeingAirplanes 787 is on its way to @dfwairport! (Image via @snocounty webcam) pic.twitter.com/EzUSpqjby9
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) January 23, 2015
And a bunch more photos from the Boeing PR folks (scroll down to 787 Flies Away).
The carrier took legal ownership of the plane yesterday (Story 1; Story 2) and that’s great for the folks in legal and finance, but it is when the plane actually moves over to the company that I start to get excited. And that happened today.
Still no word on where or when the aircraft will enter commercial service. My bet is on DFW-LAX or DFW-MIA for a lot of training/proving runs before it moves over to fly the long-haul routes it was designed to serve.
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