1. FINALLY

    Boeing Rolls Out 787 Dreamliner

    Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787, middle, taxis near a Boing 767, foreground, as the first delivery to the Japanese airline upon arrival from Seattle, Wash., at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Sunday, July 3, 2011. ANA plans to purchase a total of 55 Dreamliners to replace the current fleet. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

    Itsuo Inouye / AP Photo

    There was much hype, and then repeated delays, but Boeing has finally rolled out the 787 Dreamliner for delivery to Japan's All Nippon Airways. The Dreamliner is supposed to revolutionize air travel because it's made mostly of carbon composites, which means it's a lighter plane and can use 20 percent less fuel than similarly sized planes. It became the fastest-selling wide-body airliner, and was supposed to enter service in 2008. It's three years overdue and billions of dollars over budget, but Boeing said it is finally ready.

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