Boeing Finally Delivers Dreamliner— Take a Tour

First plane delivered after years of delays
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2011 10:58 AM CDT
A Tour of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Delivered to Japan's All Nippon Airways
A fleet captain at American Airlines smiles after looking over the cockpit of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, July 20, 2011.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)

(Newser) – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is finally taking off—just three years behind schedule. Yesterday, the much-anticipated jet was officially delivered to its first customer, Japan’s All Nippon Airways. With a ceremony planned for today in Everett, Wash., reporters are getting a look at the nifty features that set the jetliner apart, including the biggest windows in the industry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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A carbon fiber design reduces fuel costs by 20%, Reuters notes. The windows sport high-tech electronic shades, manipulated with the touch of a button, which allow passengers to see outside even on the darkest setting. The Dreamliner also features moist air and lower cabin pressure, helping cut down on dry throats. And the ANA version of the jet features luxury restrooms that include multi-setting bidets and the aforementioned window. The Dreamliner’s regular domestic flights will start in November in Japan. Click through the gallery for more images of the Dreamliner. (Read more Boeing stories.)

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