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First Boeing 787 lands in Japan

The first Boeing 787 has landed in Tokyo, where launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) will prepare the aircraft for its inaugural commercial flight.

The new Dreamliner jet is the first commercial airliner built using carbon fibre rather than the typical aluminium skin. It is quieter and uses about 20% less fuel than a comparably sized aluminium aircraft.

The plane took off from Everett, Washington, on Tuesday, to cheers from workers after a three-year delay in bringing the new wide-body jet to market.

The plane goes into service on October 26 with a special charter flight from Narita International Airport to Hong Kong.

ANA will begin using the 787 on regular domestic routes on November 1.


From Belfast Telegraph