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Boeing builds British Airways 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

Post-moonshot aircraft builder has apparently smartened up its act

By Lester Haines, 1 Oct 2015

British Airways took the delivery yesterday of its first 787-9 Dreamliner, and released an entertaining video showing just how quickly Boeing put the thing together.

The 787-9 is slightly larger than the 787-8, and BA has, for those with deep pockets, reduced the seats in the first class cabin from 14 to just eight. The aircraft is due to enter service later this month flying the London-Delhi route.

Getting the Dreamliner off the ground has proved a bit of an ordeal for Boeing, with design problems, overspend and multiple delays marking 10 years of turbulent development. The then-CEO James McNerney said last year that the company would never again indulge in a similar "moonshot" project. ®

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