September 4, 2014
United Airlines takes delivery of first 787-9 Aircraft in North America
United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9, powered by GEnx-1B-engines, a stretched version of the Dreamliner that will allow the airline to accommodate more customers and further capitalize on its worldwide route network. The aircraft is the first of 26 of the newest member of the Dreamliner family United has on order. The airline’s technicians will now perform United-specific software installations and hardware upgrades. United pilots will then fly the aircraft to the airline’s Houston hub for additional flights before it is expected to enter domestic service in late September.