Boeing formally delivers 787 Dreamliner to first customer

09/25/2011 | Reuters · Forbes · Wall Street Journal, The

Boeing said its long-awaited 787 Dreamliner will help airlines save on fuel due to its lightweight, carbon-fiber design. The new aircraft also was designed to give passengers a more comfortable flight. The first Dreamliner was delivered to All Nippon Airways of Japan on Sunday, three years behind schedule. "It took a lot of hard work to get to this day," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of Boeing's 787 program.

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