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Xiamen Airlines: Fujian's 1st Boeing 787 set to take off on Aug 1

Updated: 25 Apr 2014
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Fujian province’s first Boeing 787 is set to make its maiden flight on Aug 1, according to Xiamen Airlines, the aircraft’s owner.

The first route of the aircraft, which will be introduced to Fuzhou in July, will likely be from Fuzhou to Beijing, not Taipei, said the company, adding that the longer distance is more suitable for wide-body jets like Boeing 787.

The airline also said the aircraft will fly direct international routes from Fuzhou to North America in the future.
 
Background 
 
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 210 to 335 passengers. Boeing states that it is the company's most fuel-efficient airliner and the world's first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe. The 787 has been designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the 767 it is to replace.
 
SOURCE: China Daily
 
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XMN-LaoWei Commented on 25 Apr 2014
I'll sleep better now knowing that the 787 I'm sitting on for hours waiting for takeoff clearance at Xiamen is burning 20% less fuel than the older 767. Nice.