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Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes flight

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet, escorted by a T33 chase plane, rises from the runway at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on its first flight. (Drew Perine / Tacoma News Tribune)
Charles Nowak, from left, Lorrie Stockman and Jami Compton, employees at a Global Aeronautica plant in North Charleston, S.C., where part of the Dreamliner fuselage was assembled, watch via satellite feed as the jet makes its first test flight. (Alan Hawes / (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier)
The first production Boeing 787 takes off on its inaugural flight in 2009 at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. (John Froschauer / Associated Press)
A model of a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner cockpit was on display at a reception for staff and the media on the eve of the jet’s first flight. (Kevin P. Casey / Bloomberg)
A large piece of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner undergoes a static test to evaluate modifications at Boeing’s facility in Everett, Wash. (Bloomberg News)