Boeing 789-7 Dreamliner makes first flight

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Reuters: A longer version of Boeing Co's Dreamliner made its first flight on Tuesday.

The 787-9 jet, which left the ground at 11:02 a.m. (1802 GMT), has room for 290 passengers, 40 more than the original 787-8 jetliner, and has about 300 more nautical miles of range. That means Boeing can charge $37.7 million more for the plane at list price, and airlines can sell more seats on longer routes.

 

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