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General Electric are improving their engine offerings, Petkus said. These advanced engines will be brought over to the 787-8 as well. Like Jenks, Petkus has been on the 787 program from the start, when he and about 40 others were “locked” in a room for a 90-day study of what became known as the Dreamliner. “The airplane we have built, which we will deliver next year, is what we envisioned back then,” Petkus said of the 787-9. “We set out to learn all those lessons and do it right. And the entire team is doing just that.” n james.a.wallace4@boeing.com Click here to view a photo gallery of the 787-9’s first flight, from before takeoff at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., through landing at Boeing Field in Seattle. PHOTOS: (Clockwise from top left) The 787-9 is readied for its first flight; the airplane departs from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on its first flight; the 787-9 is reflected in rainwater after landing at Boeing Field near Seattle after first flight. bob ferguson/Boeing The 787-9 rolls out of the factory in late August. Colleen Pfeilschiefter/boeing BOEING FRONTIERS / OCTOBER 2013 31


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