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Boeing Rolls Out First 787-9 Dreamliner

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Boeing Rolls Out First 787-9 Dreamliner

20:09 EDT Saturday, August 24, 2013

Second member of the super-efficient 787 family on track

EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Wash., factory today to the flight line, where teams are preparing it to fly later this summer.

At 20 feet (6 m) 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). The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8 such as its exceptional environmental performance ? 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes ? and passenger-pleasing features.

With the second and third airplanes in final assembly, Boeing and the 787-9 are on track. First delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand is set for mid-2014.

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Contact:  Julie O'Donnell Boeing Airplane Development Communications julie.o'donnell@boeing.com

Photo and caption are available here: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/

SOURCE Boeing

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