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United Continental (UAL) Can Now Put First 787 Dreamliner into Service

November 2, 2012 9:44 AM EDT Send to a Friend
United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) announced that the company has successfully completed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process for its Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner. United can now begin flying the Dreamliner for passenger service, beginning with its inaugural 787 commercial flight departing Houston for Chicago Nov. 4 at 7:20 a.m. CST.

United's first Dreamliner arrived in Houston on Sept. 28 to begin a month-long certification program that included non-commercial flights to several of United's domestic and international stations, totaling more than 100 flight hours. During this time, the aircraft underwent a series of test scenarios, including diversions and simulated mechanical issues, in thorough preparation for service.

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