|The Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners is on its first test flight in the US. — Photo courtesy of VNA
HA NOI (VNS) — National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) said yesterday that the first of its new Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners had completed its first test flight.
The newly painted Dreamliner took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington manned by a Boeing aircrew that checked the aircraft's systems during the two-hour, 36-minute flight.
The aircraft will undergo more tests and a customer flight before being delivered to VNA. The B787-9 Dreamliner is the latest addition to Boeing's super-efficient 787 family. The new aircraft can fly further – and with more passengers and cargo – than the B787-8, but it has the same exceptional environmentally friendly performance. It uses 20 per cent less fuel and 20 per cent fewer emissions than the aircraft it will replace. — VNS