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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes first flight in US

United Airlines plane is the first passenger flight for the Dreamliner in the US since it was grounded in January
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A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis to a gate at O'Hare International Airport after taking off from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Boeing Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Getty Images)
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Flight attendants relax after arriving at O'Hare International Airport aboard a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Houston May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Boeing Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Getty Images)
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United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek leaves the gate after stepping off a United Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Houston at O'Hare International Airport on May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Smisek flew with Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Boeing Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Getty Images)
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United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek (L) poses for a picture with Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney after arriving on a United Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Houston at O'Hare International Airport on May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Boeing Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Getty Images)
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Passengers walk off a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner after it arrives at O'Hare International Airport from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Boeing Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Getty Images)
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Members of the media watch as a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner pulls up to a gate at O'Hare International Airport after taking off from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Boeing Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Getty Images)
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A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner (L) lands at O'Hare International Airport after taking off from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The flight was the first passenger flight for the Dreamliner since it was grounded for electrical problems in January. (Getty Images)
Tue 21 May 2013 11:46 AM GST
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