United’s Boeing 787 takes to the skies

Ahead of its delivery at the end of September, United Airlines’ initial Boeing 787 has completed its first production flight. The aircraft took off from Boeing’s Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Sunday 19 August. The flight tested the 787′s onboard systems at high and medium altitudes. They also checked back-up and safety elements, including cabin pressurisation, avionics, navigation and communications systems.

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Credit: United Airlines

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