America’s top agency for handling airline matters, FAA, has handed Boeing executives their certification for approval for 787 Dreamliner to start operation. According to Seattle Times, the world’s largest airplane company has conducted over 20 months of flight testing and analysis on the new plane.
The plane has been delayed for delivery for over 40 months from its original schedule. Experts believe the cost of development could goes as high as $18 billion, compared to the initial cost of about $5 billion.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be the first airline company to operate the new Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. First plane is scheduled for delivery by the last week of September this year. ANA will fly the new plane for Japanese market and later will expand to International routes. The maiden flight will go to Hong Kong from Narita Tokyo on October 26, 2011, with a return flight on the following day.