Boeing said it has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner, the second member of its touted family of commercial aircraft.
This second member of Boeing's 787 family is 20 feet longer than the Boeing 787-9 and can hold 40 more passengers. On the specifications front, the 787-9 is also an improvement over its predecessor, flying roughly 300 nautical miles longer while burning 20 percent less fuel. Boeing built the 787 with carbon-fiber composites instead of aluminum, which saves substantial weight.
Boeing said Air Zealand will be the first recipient of the new aircraft, sometime in mid-2014.
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