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Despite Its Problems, The Boeing Dreamliner Is A Drop-Dead Gorgeous Plane

Alex Davies

British Airways took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today at Heathrow Airport in London. The airline has ordered 24 of the jet, which uses new technologies and composite materials to offer weight savings and improved fuel efficiency.

The Dreamliner has had more than its fair share of issues, but the jet is back in the air and Boeing says deliveries are on track, and that a lengthy grounding did not cost it any money.

The new 787 for British Airways will seat 214 passengers, and it's just gorgeous:

british airways boeing 787 dreamliner


British Airways' first 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

Here's another look at the Dreamliner, during a flying demonstration last week at the Paris Air Show. You can't deny it's a looker:

787 dreamliner flight at paris air show 2013

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The 787's new competitor, the Airbus A350 XWB, is pretty attractive as well:

Airbus A350 XWB paris air show 2013


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