Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner, a larger version of the company's original 787-8 jetliner, made its first test flight Tuesday.
The 787-9 jet completed a 5-hour, 16-minute maiden flight when it landed at 4:18 pm PT at Boeing Field in Seattle. Some 20 feet longer than its predecessor, the 787-9 can accommodate up to 290 passengers, 40 more than the 787-8 jetliner.
"Today's first flight marks a significant milestone for our team, including our partners," Boeing CEO Ray Conner said in a statement. Boeing has said Air Zealand will be the first recipient of the new … Read more