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Boeing rolls out first 787-9

26-Aug-2013 7:30 AM

Boeing completed (24-Aug-2013) the first 787-9. The second member of the 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Washington, factory on 24-Aug-2013 to the flight line, where teams are preparing it to fly later during summer 2013. At 20 feet (6m) longer than the 787-8, the 787-9 will extend the 787 family in both capacity and range, carrying 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 km). With the second and third aircraft in final assembly, Boeing and the 787-9 are on track. First delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand is set for mid-2014. [more - original PR]