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The only Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fitted with elements of the passenger interior has successfully completed its test flight. Boeing Dreamliner

The test aircraft, known as ZB002, flew from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., to Seattle’s Boeing Field on Thursday afternoon, the company said.

The four-hour, 18-minute flight tested various aspects of airplane performance. Ground tests on the airplane were completed earlier.

It was the second test of the Dreamliner 787-9 after a debut flight in September.

The 787-9 is six metres longer and can seat 40 more passengers than the Dreamliner 787-8, which went into service in October 2011.

Air New ZealandAir New Zealand is the launch customer of the 787-9. It has ordered a total of 10 aircraft.

The airline plans to use the aircraft on the Auckland-Perth route, starting next October.

Twenty-six customers, including Air Canada, have ordered 396 Dreamliner 787-9s.

All photos in this post are courtesy of Boeing.

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