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First 787 Dreamliner rolls out of paint hangar

Aug 14, 2011 2:31:18 PM - www.ft.lk

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will enter into service with launch customer ANA rolled out of the paint hangar last week.
The airplane bears a special ANA livery, and a short-haul international interior design with business and economy-class cabins.

“Our teams are making outstanding progress in completing the first airplane to be delivered and achieving certification of the 787,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “We are inspired by the airline’s enthusiasm for this airplane and look forward to the day when we make our first delivery to ANA.”
Some of the most innovative technologies aboard the 787 aren’t visible, but Boeing says they will help passengers have a more pleasant and comfortable flight. The company says passengers will arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed with the airplane’s cleaner cabin air, lower cabin altitude and higher humidity.
“ANA’s passengers will be the first to experience the 787 Dreamliner’s comfortable interior environment,” said Mitsuo Morimoto, ANA senior executive vice president and member of the board of directors. “Combined with ANA’s superior levels of service, passengers will enjoy a spacious interior, larger windows, comfortable seats and touch-panel in-flight entertainment screens.”
Boeing plans to deliver the first 787 to ANA in September.

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