The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built in South Carolina completed its first flight on May 23. Piloted by Tim Berg and Randy Neville, the Boeing 787-8 conducted a five-hour test flight after taking off from Charleston International Airport.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia, marking the type’s first visit to an airport serving Washington, DC.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Norway on May 1, 2012, Oslo being a new destination on the demonstration aircraft’s six-month global Dream Tour.

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From April 22, the codeshare agreement allows Japan Airlines to place its ‘JL’ flight code on select JetBlue Airways-operated flights which connect New York and Boston with 21 destinations in the U.S. JAL’s sales and reservations for the codeshare flights begin on April 18.

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Boeing will bring its 787-8 demonstrator to seven cities in the U.K., Norway, Italy and the U.S. on the sixth leg of the Boeing 787 Dream Tour of the world later this month and in May.

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Transaero Airlines of Russia has signed an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners, the signing ceremony for the $744 million order making history by being held on board the 787 during a demonstration flight for Transaero’s executives, employees and special guests.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Turkey today, Istanbul being a destination on the 787’s global Dream Tour.

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LOT CEO Marcin Pirog told a press conference in Chicago that LOT would install a new aircraft interior design in its Boeing 787s. In April, the carrier plans to introduce new inflight menus, along with a new selection of beverages, new on-board equipment, new toys for children and other amenities.

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Grupo Aeromexico has agreed to lease two more new Boeing 787-8s from AIG subsidiary International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), bringing the number of 787-8s leased by AeroMexico from ILFC to five and the airline’s total fleet of the type to seven.

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Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first two Boeing 787s, becoming only the second customer to receive a 787. JAL is also the first airline to take delivery of a Boeing 787 powered by General Electric GEnx engines.

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In the fourth week of March Boeing will begin the fifth segment of the 787 Dream Tour, a worldwide tour of a Boeing-owned 787 that began in December 2011 and is scheduled to end in June.

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Japan Airlines will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 on March 25 and the aircraft (registered JA822J) will be flown from Everett to Tokyo Narita by JAL pilots the following day.

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Boeing has received an amended type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for the 787-8 Dreamliner equipped with General Electric GEnx-1B engines.

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After a 14-hour non-stop flight from Seattle, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Air India’s colors touched down at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on March 12.

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Qatar Airways has unveiled new Business Class seats and Economy Class seats for its Boeing 787s at the International Travel Bourse in Berlin, as well as a revamped in-flight entertainment system which will feature in the airline’s new aircraft type.

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Boeing reports that it has completed all flight tests it expects to be required for type certification of the 787-8 Dreamliner with General Electric GEnx engines. This marks the end of all certification flight testing associated with the baseline model of the Boeing 787.

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Boeing will begin the fourth segment of its six-month 787 Dream Tour on March 1, with visits to cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Japan Airlines will launch non-stop Dreamliner service from Tokyo to San Diego in December and to Helsinki in March 2013. JAL has also announced new orders for 10 Boeing 787-9s and conversion of existing orders for 10 787-8s to the larger, longer-range 787-9.

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Through the agreement, which becomes effective on February 15, customers may book tickets for combined travel on JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines through New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Boston will follow on April 22.

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