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Boeing to deliver first 787-9 Dreamliner in mid-2014

Boeing Co has announced the completion of the first 787-9 Dreamliner. At 20 feet longer than the 787-8, the second member of the super-efficient 787 family will extend the 787 family in both capacity and range, carrying 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 km), said Boeing. First delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand is set for mid-2014, it added.