United Announces It Will Take Delivery of First 787 Based in North America

United Airlines is the launch customer for the Boeing 787 in North America, and recently reported that it will take delivery of the first of 50 787 Dreamliners it has on order in September of this year.

Primarily built with composite materials, the 787 has 30 percent more range and uses approximately 20 percent less fuel than similarly-sized aircraft, while reducing emissions and noise during takeoffs and landings. With these advantages, the 787 will open up new non-stop destinations that customers would not be able to otherwise reach on United.

“The 787 will open up new non-stop destinations that customers would not be able to otherwise reach on United, such as the recently announced Denver-to-Tokyo service that starts next spring,” a United spokesperson said in a statement.