TOKYO March 27, 2012: Japan Airlines (JAL) took delivery of its first two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on March 25, 2012 in Seattle. Both aircraft (JA825J and JA822J) arrived in Japan today, touching down in Tokyo, Narita at 5.58pm and at Tokyo, Haneda at 7.14pm respectively (local time).
These two 787 Dreamliners - powered by General Electric GEnx engines, will be used on JAL's new Tokyo=Boston route which begins on April 22.
Stepping off the delivery flight, representative director and president of the JAL Group Yoshiharu Ueki said “The in-flight experience of this aircraft was extraordinary and beyond my expectations.”
“I am very proud that JAL played a part in its development and had our ideas incorporated into this magnificent airplane.”
“It was my first long-haul flight on the Dreamliner and it was great to experience firsthand, the enhanced cabin environment which made it a truly pleasant journey,” said Mike Denton, President of Boeing Japan. “With JAL’s trademark hospitable service, the experience will be complete and I am certain customers will come back time and again.”
The keys to both aircraft were handed by CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Mr. Jim Albaugh to Mr. Ueki at a delivery event in Seattle on March 26. For more videos and photos, visit http://www.newairplane.com/787/delivery/.
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