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Boeing's newest, largest #Dreamliner jet makes first test flight

Boeing's newest, largest #Dreamliner jet makes first test flight

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (REUTERS) - Boeing's newest and largest Dreamliner model, the 787-10, took off successfully on its first flight on Friday (March 31), kicking off a flight test programme for the high-tech jet. The plane, which sells for US$312.8 million (S$437.2 million) at list price and rounds out a family of three carbon-fibre composite Dreamliners, is being built exclusively at Boeing's factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. The facility is Boeing's only jetliner assembly factory outside of Washington state and, in contrast to the others, is not unionised. Employees and guests at the inaugural flight of the new Dreamliner at the Charleston International Airport, March 31, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS Last month, the same plane provided a dramatic backdrop for President Donald Trump's visit to the Boeing factory on Feb 17, where he promised to boost US man...

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