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Kenya Airways first Boeing 787 Dreamliner begins test flights

5Y-KZA, the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner ordered by a Kenyan airline, has conducted its first test flight at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Seattle, USA. The aircraft was seen taking off in misty conditions hours after taxi tests began.

This aircraft is part of at least six Boeing 787 Dreamliners ordered by Kenya Airways and is due to arrive in Kenya on 4 April 2014.

Kenya Airways ordered the Dreamliners back in 2006 expecting to receive the first in 2010 but technical and logistical problems at Boeing resulted in delays. The Dreamliners will eventually replace Kenya Airways’ fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft.

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