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Gallery: Boeing 787 prepares for maiden flight

The first passenger flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is expected to take off on Tuesday at 10:00 AM PT (weather permitting). The new jet will include one very interested passenger - SmartPlanet's John Dodge.
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The first passenger flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is expected to take off on Tuesday at 10:00 AM PT (weather permitting). The new jet will include one very interested passenger - SmartPlanet's John Dodge. John will have a full report and photos soon after landing.

Boeing is putting their new jet through its final testing phases. Here it's taking a taxi test where it reached 150mph enabling the pilots to lift the nose off the ground.

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Structural tests were concluded in May, 2009 after the aircraft was subjected to its maximum load which is the same as the aircraft experiencing 2.5 times the force of gravity.

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The engine test runs were completed on July 1.

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Side of body sections were being reinforced in November 2009 on the second 787 Dreamliner.

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The interior of the 787 Dreamliner. Innovations shown here include sweeping arches, wide aisles, larger lavatories, and dynamic lighting.

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The 787 features wide seats and aisles, large windows, and advanced in-flight entertainment.

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An arched entry way.

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What's a dream plane without bigger luggage racks?

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787 Dreamliner made its world debut July 8, 2007 during a one-hour ceremony held at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. At this time, the 787 was expected to be fully operational in May 2008.

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Testing the landing gear.

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The fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test airplane gets a paint job.

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