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 to take off from East Midlands Airport

Passengers will finally get to fly on Boeing's trouble-hit 787 Dreamliner plane today from East Midlands Airport Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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.

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