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American’s Dreamliner to land at DFW on Friday

American Airlines’ first Boeing 787 takes a test flight at Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington.
American Airlines’ first Boeing 787 takes a test flight at Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington. Courtesy of American Airlines

UPDATE

American’s new Boeing 787-800 took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. at around 4:07 p.m. CDT. It is expected to land at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport around 7:15 p.m.

You can follow the flight path here.

“We are committed to delivering a fantastic product for our customers with the continuation of our unprecedented fleet renewal program and more than $2 billion in improvements in the customer experience,” American chief executive Doug Parker said in a statement. “The 787 makes our fleet younger and more modern and it will open up new possibilities to connect our customers to the places they want to fly.”

ORIGINAL POST

It will finally be here.

American Airlines’ brand new Boeing 787 will land at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Friday, the carrier told employees in its weekly internal newsletter.

“Today, we officially took delivery of our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner with the completion of the transfer of title process at Boeing’s factory in Everett, Wash. The airplane, a 787-8 with registration number N800AN, is scheduled to fly to DFW tomorrow. Once the plane arrives, the Tech Ops team at our DWH maintenance base at DFW will begin the acceptance process and prepare the airplane for flight training and other readiness activities, including putting the final touches on the interior and getting it ready for prime time. We’ll have more pictures and video to share on the interior of our new jet in coming weeks. We expect the first 787 to enter revenue service in the second quarter, flying domestically between hubs for several weeks before it’s launched on international flights,” the company said.

Since the aircraft is arriving from Washington, it will likely land on one of DFW’s west runways. If the airport is in a south flow, plane spotters will be able to see the aircraft on approach from Founder’s Plaza on the north side of the airport.

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