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United Continental CEO says Boeing 787s coming in 2012
Associated Press ^ | September 30, 2011

Posted on 09/30/2011 8:09:33 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

As Japan welcomes the first Boeing 787, the world's largest carrier is patiently and anxiously waiting for its order.

Jeff Smisek, head of the parent company for United and Continental airlines, on Thursday said he was last told by Boeing that the first of the 50 aircraft ordered by the company will be delivered to have in service in the second half of 2012.

"We ordered that aircraft in December 2004. So I've been a very patient person," said Smisek, the president and CEO of United Continental Holdings Inc.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: 787; airlines; aviation; boeing; dreamliner
I wonder what the first domestic route will be. Houston to New Zealand is all that is mentioned.
1 posted on 09/30/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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The first planes fly over my house quite often, on their way in and out of Boeing Field. It is a beautiful thing to see. It is also remarkably quite
2 posted on 09/30/2011 8:40:30 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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