The trouble-plagued Boeing 787 Dreamliner finally took off on its maiden test flight yesterday after a two year delay. The Dreamliner is a breakthrough commuter plane capable of flying long-haul routes using 20% less fuel than current aircraft. However, it’s taken much longer to develop than originally thought. The 787 Dreamliner is due to start flying commercially in late 2010 with All Nippon Airways. Jetstar and Qantas are scheduled to receive initial delivery of the aircraft in 2013 after negotiating a new deal with Boeing following repeated delays.
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