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Boeing Dreamliner launched with flight to Japan

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Chicago-based Boeing launched its long delayed Dreamliner 787 Sunday.

The Dreamliner arrived at Tokyo's airport Sunday morning to applause. The new, twin-engine, long-haul aircraft will undergo testing this week in preparation for its first commercial launch.

Two fire trucks sprayed celebratory arches of water as the Dreamliner approached the hangar.

The Dreamliner is a lighter aircraft and is more fuel efficient than other comparable planes.

Boeing has received orders for 800 Dreamliners to be flown by more than 50 airlines.

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