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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes first international flight

Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes first international flight

The maiden international flight made by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner has touched down in Farnborough after taking off from Seattle.

Arriving at Farnborough Airport at 09:09 BST yesterday (July 18th), the 787 Dreamliner will be presented to crowds at Farnborough International Airshow, which begins today.

Scott Fancher, the 787 programme’s president and general manager, said it is "an honour" for Boeing to showcase the aircraft at the airshow.

"I can’t think of a finer stage on which to present this highly anticipated airplane," he commented.
"We took advantage of the flying time to conduct some flight testing on the way. We’re taking every opportunity to complete our testing requirements when we fly."

The 787 Dreamliner uses 20 per cent less fuel that other aircraft of a similar size, while it also features bigger windows and a greater amount of personal space for passengers.

After its unveiling, the 787 Dreamliner will depart Farnborough tomorrow afternoon.

Boeing is also featuring a range of new unmanned systems and technologies at Farnborough International Airshow, which runs until Sunday (July 25th).

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