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Delivery of first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways in a few hours time

Yes, it is three years late, but finally, the tires have been kicked, ANA’s team from the ground to the flight crews have checked out the plane, and the payment has been made. Boeing and launch operator All Nippon Airways (ANA), have signed the formal documents completing the contractual delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner ZA101, registration (tail) number JA801A.

ANA Boeing 787 ZA101 JA801A First Dreamliner
The formal delivery ceremony marking the historic milestone will be held in Everett, near Seattle in a few hours from now. Celebrations for Boeing employees begin in about one hour at 06:00 PDT (18:30 IST 13:00 GMT) outside the 787 factory in Everett, Washington state with the static display of ZA002, one of the flight test airplanes painted in ANA’s livery.

ANA and Boeing executives, employees, partners and government officials will gather at 9:00 a.m. PDT (21:30 IST 16:00 GMT) for the delivery ceremony in the same location. Airplane 24, painted in ANA’s special livery, will join the display during the ceremony.

The ceremony will be webcasted live at www.newairplane.com.

JA801A will depart Paine Field, Everett to Tokyo on Tuesday morning 06:35 PDT (13:25 GMT).

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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