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Holiday makers and plane enthusiasts at East Midlands Airport witnessed aviation history today.
The brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time with passengers onboard.
The plane boasts a host of revolutionary new features, and can apparently reduce the effects of passenger jet-lag.
Thomson say the Dreamliner will also fly from East Midlands to Sanford and Cancun in Mexico.
Holiday-makers from the Midlands have become among the first to fly in the brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, after it took off from a Midlands airport for the first time today.
The Thomson jet left East Midlands Airport on its way to Florida.
The airliner was temporarily grounded earlier this year after a number of safety issues.
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner will take off from East Midlands Airport today heading for Florida.
The Dreamliner will leave at 11.40 for Sandford Airport
There has been a catalogue of Boeing 787 Dreamliner faults and groundings since the plane took to the skies.
In December, an United Airline Dreamliner made an emergency landing in New Orleans due to electrical problems.
In January 2013, a lithium ion battery pack sparked a fire on a Japan Airways Boeing 787.
Shortly, after all Dreamliners were grounded while safety checks were carried out, they were later cleared for service in April.