Boeing’s revolutionary lightweight 787 Dreamliner passenger plane has safely landed after its first five hour test flight.
The wide bodied jetliner, took off earlier in the day from the runway near it’s factory 30 miles north of Seattle in the United States.
The test flight appeared to go smoothly.
The mid-sized plane can carry some 250 passengers very long distances.
The new carbon and titanium state-of-the-art aircraft is designed to save airlines millions in fuel and maintenance costs.
But what is in it for passengers? Well according to Boeing, windows are 65 percent larger so too is storage space for cabin luggage plus there is a better air-filtration system to remove odours and contaminants that can cause nose, throat, and eye irritation.
Although beset by industrial disputes, design alterations and even a shortage of bolts, the sight of the Dreamliner in flight was welcomed by those who have worked on the project and has sent a ripple of relief throughout the aerospace industry.