The plane took off from Paine Field, Washington – near to the factory where the aircraft was assembled – and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, the Herald Sun reported. The 787-9 has 388 firm orders, with the first delivery to Air New Zealand due to arrive June 2014. The new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has made its maiden flight this week in the United States. The new Dreamliner is six metres longer than the 787-8, has a capacity to seat an additional 40 passengers, can carry more cargo and fly farther, according to Boeing spokesperson Kate Bergman. The new Boeing aircraft makes up 40 percent of total 787 orders. The original 787-8 encountered battery problems, which have been corrected on the new aircraft. Source = ETB News: P.T.