Boeing flight-tests first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

The maiden flight, which is part of a comprehensive flight-test programme leading to its certification and delivery in mid-2014, was for over five hours with a Boeing spokesperson saying here that it was successful.

Boeing's stretched 787-9 Dreamliner makes first flight

The 787-9 jet, which landed at 4:18 pm at Boeing Field in Seattle, has room for 290 passengers, 40 more than the original 787-8 jetliner, and has about 300 more nautical miles of range.