Boeing Completes First 787-9 Dreamliner

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Boeing has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner.

The second member of the 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Wash., factory on Saturday 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).

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.

See also: Watch HD Video of Qatar Airways' Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Flying Display

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