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First Qantas 787-9 takes flight

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    Qantas’s first Boeing 787-9 has undertaken its maiden flight as the clock ticks down towards first delivery.

    The airline published photos of the test flight on social media on Friday, including on its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

    Operating as flight BOE269, the aircraft, sporting registration VH-ZNA, took off from Snohomish County Airport at Boeing’s Everett facility just outside Seattle at about 1120 on Thursday (US time) and landed at Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake about 90 minutes later, according to flight tracking website Flightaware.

    The 787-9 was on the ground for about 20 minutes before making the 35-minute return trip to Boeing’s Everett facility.
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