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Boeing 787 completes maiden trans-Pacific journey

07-04-2011 08:53 BJT

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Boeing's long-delayed 787 has completed its maiden trans-Pacific journey, landing in Japan. The Dreamliner arrived at Tokyo's Haneda Airport early on Sunday. It will also undergo testing this week with All Nippon Airways in preparation for its first commercial flight.

The twin-engine jet is made mostly of carbon fibre and other composite materials, making it lighter and more fuel-efficient than other mid-sized airliners.

Problems have delayed the new-generation jet's introduction into passenger service by three years.

So far, more than 800 have been ordered by more than 50 airlines. Boeing hopes to deliver the first one to ANA in August or September.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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