Everett, Washington: The second Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ZA002, completed its first flight last week with the aircraft featuring the livery of the Dreamliner's launch customer, ANA (All Nippon Airways). The aircraft taking off from Everett completed a two-hour flight and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle.
''We are delighted that the second Dreamliner is in the livery of our launch customer, ANA,'' said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 programme. ''We are honoured by the airline's support and look forward to delivering ANA the first production airplane next year.''
The aircraft was piloted to an altitude of 13,000 feet and was flown at airspeed of 200 knots, or about 230 miles (370 km) per hour.
This aircraft is the second of six 787s being used in the airplane's flight-test programme. With each of the airplanes being used for a specific set of tests, ZA002 focuses on systems performance.
Like its predecessor, ZA001, the airplane is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
''We would like to convey our sincere congratulations to the Boeing team for its achievement of this milestone, and we look forward to the delivery into our fleet next year,'' said Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO of ANA.