United's Smisek calls Boeing 787 a "game-changing aircraft"

09/30/2011 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Jeff Smisek, president and CEO of United Continental Holdings, says he expects to receive delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787 in the second half of next year. All Nippon Airways of Japan recently took delivery of the first 787. Smisek said that although the new wide-body jetliner has faced significant delays, it is "a spectacular and game-changing aircraft."

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