Monday, September 24, 2012
United Receives First 787 Dreamliner
Boeing delivered the first of 50 787 Dreamliners on order to United Airlines Monday, making United the first North American carrier to take delivery of the 787.
The Houston-based airline will begin a month-long training and certification program with the 787 later this week, according to Boeing.
United has not announced when it expects the 787 to enter into commercial service.
"This 787 delivery represents the continuation in the more than 80-year partnership between our two companies," said Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "United now begins a new chapter with the 787 Dreamliner, the most technologically advanced commercial jetliner ever built. It reinforces United's commitment to be the world's leading airline by providing unmatched fuel efficiency and passenger comfort."