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Dreamliner makes U.S. debut
United, the first North American airline to receive a 787, completes its maiden Dreamliner passenger flight
After years of manufacturing delays and cost overruns, the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its North American debut on Sunday, toting more than 200 eager United Airlines passengers from Houston to Chicago.
After a morning full of festivities, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremoney, the plane departed Bush Intercontinental Airport and touched down two and a half hours later at O'Hare International Airport where it was greeted by a water cannon salute.
Full story on CNN: Boeing Dreamliner's maiden U.S. passenger flight
The 787 uses 20 percent less fuel than other aircraft in the same category thanks to a lighter composite fuselage. It also has bigger, dimmable windows and roomier cabins.
Find out what else makes the 787 so special here.
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