Raw: Record-setting Boeing 787 touches down at Boeing Field

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Posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 8 at 12:24 PM

It was well before dawn at 5:30 a.m. Thursday when Boeing’s sixth 787 test airplane touched down at Boeing Field. Another record was in the book - an around the world flight that left from Boeing Field just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Boeing said the flight sets the record for speed eastbound around the world, at a total of 43 hours including the pit-stop, and for distance in 787s size class. The previous record was held by the Airbus 330.

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