25-Sep-2012 12:27 PM

United receives first 787-8

United Airlines announced (24-Sep-2012) it received its first Boeing 787-8 on 24-Sep-2012 direct from Boeing. The aircraft will be the first of five 787-8s expected to arrive this year. The carriers CEO Jeff Smisek said, “As the North American launch customer, we are delighted to be getting our first 787 Dreamliner. As we continue to build the world's leading airline, we are excited for our customers and co-workers to experience this game-changing aircraft." [more - original PR - United] [more - original PR - Boeing]