Authors: Jeanette Torres
(EVERETT, Wash.) -- After a three-year delay, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will finally be delivered to its first customer, All Nippon Airways.
The $200 million aircraft was scheduled to be handed over to the Japanese carrier in 2008, but it has been plagued by persistent delays that have cost Boeing billions of dollars since the company first announced the project in 2004.
Regardless of the long wait, the new Dreamliner is a welcome sight for struggling airlines since its light carbon fiber design promises to drastically reduce fuel usage.
The 787 will leave Everett, Washington for Japan on Tuesday. ANA will officially begin flying the aircraft domestically on Oct. 26.
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