Friday, November 2, 2012
United Completes FAA Certification for 787
(The United 787 Dreamliner)
The airline took delivery of its second 787 from Boeing on Thursday, and expects another three 787s to arrive later this year. United has a total of 50 Dreamliners on order from Boeing, and plans for its first commercial flight with the aircraft on Nov. 4.
"I want to thank my co-workers who worked so carefully and professionally to get United certified to operate the Dreamliner," said United's President and CEO Jeff Smisek. "Many people from across the company put in a lot of work to help us induct and prepare to operate the 787, and I'm proud to share this important day with all of them."