Boeing hands over first 787 Dreamliner to ANA

Sep 25, 2011, 9:25 a.m.
A 787 Dreamliner flies over Boeing Commercial Airplanes manufacturing facilities at Paine Field, Everett, Washington during the jetliner's certification event on August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing's long-awaited 787 Dreamliner became a commercial reality on Sunday when the U.S. planemaker signed a final contract to deliver the world's first lightweight composites jetliner to its Japanese customer.

Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, said the $200 million aircraft was legally transferred to All Nippon Airways <9202.T>, following three years of delays in the ambitious project to build a new type of passenger plane.

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