Boeing Announces First Flight of Second Dreamlifter


Aircraft manufacturer Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced that its second Boeing 747-400 Dreamlifter completed its first flight on Friday (16 February) in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Dreamlifter is a specially modified 747-400 that is used by Boeing to transport the major composite structures of the new 787 Dreamliner.

The Dreamlifter departed from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 10:34 and flew for three hours and eight minutes. The company said that this aircraft is expected in Washington State within the next few weeks.

Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp, part of Taiwan's Evergreen Group, is modifying the fleet of three aircraft at its facility at the airport.

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