Air New Zealand expects to begin operating its first Boeing 787-9 on revenue flights to Sydney in early August, after the carrier completes additional proving flights and staff training for the new aircraft type. The airline is the first to take delivery of the stretched -9 version of the 787, 10 years after the orders were placed. A ceremony to mark the occasion was held July 8, and the initial aircraft was due to be flown back to New Zealand on July 10. The carrier will spend about three ...


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