EVERETT, WA-Boeing’s new 787 jetliner finally took to the skies this morning, more than two years later than the company had planned. Pilots Michael Carriker and Randall Neville lifted off at about 10:30 a.m. PT from Everett’s Paine Field on a four-hour flight over Washington state to perform a variety of basic tests and systems checks before landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field. MORE

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