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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner made its commercial flight debut in late-2011, following a series of production delays. It's the world's first carbon-composite jet.

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A United Airlines 787 Dreamliner receives a ceremonial wash as it arrives at O'Hare international Airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from Houston, after making United's inaugural 787 revenue flight. The aircraft is touted to be much more fuel efficient than any other similar plane and has a host of passenger amenities, such as larger windows, special lighting and filtered air. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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The interior of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft control room is shown, after the plane arrived at O'Hare international Airport in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. United Airlines' new Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its inaugural revenue flight from Houston to Chicago, on Sunday. The aircraft is touted to be much more fuel efficient than any other similar plane and has a host of passenger amenities, such as larger windows, special lighting and filtered air. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: A Heads Up Display (HUD) appears on the windshield of the United Airlines new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accomodate 219 travelers with 36 seats in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Business First class seating is seen with large dimmable windows with electrochromatic shades that are able to regulate their outside light with the touch of a button on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accomodate 219 travelers with 36 seats in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: United Airlines customer service representative Desiree Yoos (L) takes a her picture inside the cabin while touring the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accomodate 219 travelers with 36 seats in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: United Airlines employee Jennifer Dohm (L) helps United sales manager Marilyn Jablonsky (C) with the lighting as a flight attendent looks on while they tour the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accomodate 219 travelers with 36 seats in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: A joystick for the personal entertainment systems is shown on the United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accommodate 219 travelers with 36 seat in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane jet and more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: United Airlines flight attendants look at the LED cabin lighting as it changes colors on the United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accommodate 219 travelers with 36 seat in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane jet and more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: United Airlines flight attendant Tina Henderson shows the new baby bassinette while touring the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accommodate 219 travelers with 36 seat in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane jet and more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: A touch lavatory is seen on the United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accommodate 219 travelers with 36 seat in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane jet and more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Sleeping quarters for the flight crew aboard a Boeing 787 are shown as United Airlines prepares its first scheduled North American commercial Boeing 787 flight from Houston to Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in Houston at Bush International Airport. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Eric Kayne)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: People walk through the United Airlines Economy Class with personal entertainment systems, with 13 languages available, on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accomodate 219 travelers with 36 seats in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: United Airlines Captain Stephen Kastner (L) and First officer Mike McCann sit in the cockpit of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. In January the new jet is scheduled to begin flying daily non-stop between Los Angeles International airport and Japan's Narita International Airport and later to Shanghai staring in March. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will accomodate 219 travelers with 36 seats in United Business First, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy Class. The carbon-fiber composite material that makes up more than 50 percent of the 787 makes the plane more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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A United Airlines Boeing 787 takes off for its first scheduled commercial flight from Houston to Chicago, with more than 200 customers on board Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in Houston at Bush International Airport. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Eric Kayne)
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