SEATTLE — ANA’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took flight over the skies of Puget Sound on Wednesday. The airplane completed two flights today, and we had our cameras ready when it landed this evening at Boeing Field.
The carrier has forty-four of the stretched Dreamliners on orders. It was the launch customer for the original 787-8, taking the first delivery in September of 2011.
The 787-9 has had a busy week. Besides Wednesday’s first customer livery flight, United saw its first airplane roll out of the factory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, while Air New Zealand unveiled its first from the paint hangar, all black, on Saturday night.