27-Mar-2012 8:31 AM

Japan Airlines receives first two 787s

Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) celebrated (26-Mar-2012) the delivery of the airline's first two 787s. JAL is the first airline to take delivery of a 787 powered by General Electric GEnx engines. "JAL will be the first airline to start new routes that have never been flown before by taking full advantage of the efficiencies of this aircraft, starting with Boston service next month and San Diego later this year," said Japan Airlines president Yoshiharu Uek. [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - General Electric]