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Boeing delivers first 787 to Japanese airline

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All Nippon Airway (ANA) flight captain Yoshiro Taneda looks over the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be delivered to the Japanese airline at Boeing's Everett factory Aug. 6.

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All Nippon Airway (ANA) Senior Executive Vice President Mitsuo Morimoto, second from left, and Boeing Vice President and General Manager of the 787 program Scott Fancher, second from right, celebrate the unveiling of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be delivered to launch customer ANA at Boeing's Everett factory Aug. 6. Boeing presented the plane on Saturday, decked out with the blue and white colors of the Japanese airline, to ANA executives and crew under clear skies at its Everett factory north of Seattle. The first domestic flights are set to start in Japan in September.

 

Given the description of the plane below, the rollout of this aircraft sounds like it was something that was worth waiting for despite all of the delays.

KING 5 News reports:

The Dreamliner is not only a breakthrough because of what it's made out of, mostly of super strong carbon fiber and plastic composites, but because of the interior.

Even the seats are different. Instead of having somebody's seat recline right into your face, the seat backs stay upright and it's the seat bottom that slides out.

And the windows aren't like anything you've seen, there are no shades. Instead they are electronic and 30 percent bigger than on other jets.

Boeing carefully studied attitudes people have about air travel and found that by the time passengers navigate the airport and security, they're ready for a break. The spacious interior is designed to give them that.

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