Boeing 787 Dreamliner ready for its maiden flight today


After more than two years of setbacks, Boeing Co.’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner looked ready for its maiden flight Tuesday, providing a much-needed lift to investor confidence and to the company’s reputation.

The 787 is scheduled to take off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., at about 1 p.m. Eastern, weather permitting. Current conditions were mostly cloudy and about 10 miles of visibility, according to the National Weather Service.

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“Visibility is fantastic,” said Boeing spokesman Jim Proulx, at the airfield, but the cloud ceiling could cause problems as it needs to be at 5,000 feet or higher. “Right now the ceiling is low, but broken, which is good.” source: MarketWatch



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