18 September 2013
A longer version of Boeing Company’s 787 Dreamliner successfully completed its first flight on Tuesday. The 787-9 jet, which landed at 4:18 pm PDT 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. The jet flew at a speed of up to 366 knots (421 mph) and an altitude of 20,000 feet. The trip took it over Puget Sound and then over the eastern part of Washington state. (Image Credit: Boeing)
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