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Date set for first Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivery

Sep 4, 2011 2:30:19 PM - www.ft.lk

ANA and Boeing will celebrate delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner on 26 September 2011 in Everett, Wash., after contractual delivery occurs on 25 September.
“The airplane is ready. ANA is ready. And, Boeing is ready,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This airplane begins a new chapter in aviation history.”

ANA’s first 787 Dreamliner will arrive in Tokyo on 28 September, following a 27 September departure from Everett, Wash., and will be greeted by ANA employees, media and Japanese partners. Some of the events in Everett and Tokyo will be webcast live, allowing people around the world to participate in the celebration. Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO of ANA Group, said, “As launch customer, we are delighted to be taking delivery of our first 787 Dreamliner. This aircraft will enable us to offer new standards of service and comfort to our passengers and will play an important role in our international expansion strategy as we seek to become Asia’s number one airline.”

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