The first 787-9 rolled out of Boeing's Everett, Washington, factory on 24 August.
The first 787-9 rolled out of Boeing's Everett, Washington, factory on 24 August.

The aircraft was moved to the flight line, where teams are preparing it to fly later this summer.

At 20 ft (6 m) longer than the 787-8, the 787-9 will extend the 787 family in both capacity and range, carrying 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 km).

The second and third 787-9s are in assembly. First delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand is set for mid-2014.

At the Paris Air Show earlier this year, Boeing launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third and largest member of the 787 family.

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