Boeing delivered the first B-787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways (ANA) on 25 September 2011. That was the date the contractual delivery documents were signed, but the celebrations and hand off the the airplane will take place from 26-27 September in Seattle, Washington.
Better late than never. According to the initial order announcement from Airbus on 18 June 2003, “Deliveries to Korean Air are scheduled to begin in late 2007 through 2009.” By 19 February 2008, the airframe builder was looking to 2010 for initial deliveries of the A380 to Korean Air. “Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequent destinations likely to include cities on the US east coast and Europe. Continue reading