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Boeing delivers first 787-9 to Air NZ on last day of Q2

Delivery of the new, stretched Dreamliner is a major milestone for the planemaker

Bigger, better: The Boeing 787-9 includes numerous refinements over the earlier model, including a laminar flow control system on the tail that helps reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[SEATTLE] Boeing Co contractually delivered its first 787-9 to Air New Zealand on Monday, allowing the US planemaker to book the delivery of the new, stretched Dreamliner in its second-quarter results.

Delivery of the 787-9, the latest of Boeing's carbon-composite aircraft, marks a major...