Monday, September 26, 2011
Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner
After years of delays and billions in cost overruns, Boeing delivered its first 787 Dreamliner, to All-Nippon Airways (ANA), in a ceremony at the manufacturer's Everett, Wash., facility on Monday.
ANA signed delivery documents on Sunday and plans to fly the aircraft on Tuesday. It goes into service in November in Japan.
"Now that the airplane is ready to deliver, the entire team is ready to celebrate," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "We look forward to honoring our launch customer ANA before they fly their first Dreamliner home to Japan."
The aircraft's delivery is nearly three years behind schedule, due to supply chain snags and problems arising from the aircraft's all-composite fuselage. Boeing has orders for 821 Dreamliners.
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