Aviation history for Dreamliner

Holiday makers and plane enthusiasts at East Midlands Airport saw a bit of aviation history being made today, as the brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time with passengers onboard.

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Dreamliner takes off in Midlands for the first time

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.

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