Air New Zealand said production of its first of 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft is three weeks ahead of schedule at Boeing’s Everett factory near Seattle, Wash. According to the airline, the horizontal stabilizer section of the aircraft arrived this week from another US-based Boeing facility. Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the 787-9, which is 20 ft longer than the 787-8 currently in operation. The airline is scheduled to take delivery of the aircraft between 2014 and ...

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