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Dreamliner Flypast Falls Foul Of Weather

Workers only got a faint glimpse of the plane due to bad weather Photo: ITV Central

A flypast by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner over the Derby factory where its engines were built has fallen foul of the British weather.

It meant disappointment for thousands of Rolls-Royce workers who braved the rain to watch the aircraft pass overhead.

As they looked up, they caught a faint glimpse of the plane in the grey skies.

It flew over again but this time could only be heard above the clouds.

Boeing organised the flyover as a thank you to the company which produced the Dreamliner's Trent 1000 engines.

The aircraft has now been in service for six months with Japanese airline All Nippon Airways.

In that time, it's flown 2200 flights with just one delay because of the engines.

Managers today told ITV Central there are a number of other airlines with orders for the 787, which is welcome news to the Derby workforce.