Boeing's first flight ready 787 Dreamliner took to the skies yesterday morning. While the four hour scheduled flight was cut slightly short due to bad weather, all test results were positive and a major hurdle for the 787 program has been cleared. This test plane is the first of six that Boeing plans to test around the clock, all over the world, for the next several months. Barring any other delays – which the 787 program has been notorious for – Boeing, expects to begin delivery of its 787 Dreamliner in the beginning of the fourth quarter 2010.
As discussed before, the 787 truly is a remarkable aircraft that Boeing has dubbed the “first aircraft of the 21st century.”
The link below provides a great deal of information on the innovative features of the 787 Dreamliner:
When markets closed yesterday, December 15th, shares of PCP were down a little over $1 (1%).