British Airways’ first Dreamliner has been commissioned into service.

Airport news for Edinburgh,Travel on 10/08/2013.

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British Airways’ first Dreamliner has been commissioned into service.

Thursday saw the British Flag carrier’s new Boeing 787 wide-body jet take off from Edinburgh airport, marking the airline’s first ever commercial flight with the state-of-the-art aircraft.

The new Dreamliner first made its way to Scotland on Wednesday night after departing the airline’s Kent base at Manston airport and stopping briefly in Newcastle.

British Airways’ chief technical pilot Simon Schloey told the media in a statement that Scotland is an “enormously important” market for the airline and that it seemed fitting to offer the firm’s first-ever Dreamliner service from the capital. He went on to say that the airline very much looks forward to “showcasing” the wide-body jet to passengers both on the ground and in the skies.

The news comes after Dreamliners were grounded worldwide earlier in the year due to technical problems and fires caused by the aircraft’s battery systems. The ordeal followed a prolonged delay for the model’s release, as the US-base jetmaker reported numerous production issues amid a costly two-year period.

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