Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lands In Warsaw

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The next generation of airplane, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, made its first landing at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport on Friday.

The next generation of airplane, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, made it first landing at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin airport on Friday.

Hundreds of spectators lined the runway to watch the Dreamliner make its first landing. The plane came directly to Warsaw from the Paris Air Show (where AOL Travel got a look inside the new 747-8).

Polish airline LOT was Europe's first to purchase the plane, and the first plane is expected to be delivered in mid-April 2012, the Associated Press reports.


The Dreamliner is expected to be a fuel- and cost-efficient jet due to the craft's advanced aerodynamics, modern engines and electric systems. Yet the real appeal of the Dreamliner is its long-range capability, despite its smaller size. The reduced size is expected to open up new non-stop routes around the world.

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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its very first landing at the Frederic Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland on Friday, June 24, 2011.


Warsaw is the first in Europe to host the Dreamliner, after it was showcased at the Paris Air Show. The 787 is the first mid-size plane capable of flying long-range routes, which will allow airlines to open new, non-stop flights.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is welcomed with a water cannon salute as it lands at the Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 24, 2011.

Airplane enthusiasts hoist binoculars and cameras to the skies to watch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner make its first landing at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin. airport Friday, June 24, 2011.

Polish and American national flags are displayed above the cockpit of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after it landed.

Visitors take a close look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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