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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Makes First Landing in Japan


TOKYO (AP) — Boeing Co.'s long-delayed 787 has completed its maiden trans-Pacific journey and landed in Japan, where it will undergo testing this week with All Nippon Airways in preparation for its first commercial launch.

The Dreamliner arrived at Tokyo's Haneda Airport early Sunday to applause. Two fire trucks shot out celebratory arches of water as it approached the hangar.

The twin-engine jet is made mostly of carbon fiber and other composite materials, which make it lighter and more fuel-efficient than other mid-sized airliners.

Developmental problems have delayed the new-generation jet's introduction into passenger service by three years. More than 800 have so far been ordered by more than 50 airlines. Boeing hopes to deliver the first one to ANA in August or September.

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