The Straits Times
Published on Nov 15, 2012

Europe's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Poland


WARSAW (AFP) - Polish flag-carrier LOT on Thursday became the first European company to take delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

In line with aviation industry tradition, the aircraft was baptised by firetrucks as it taxied to Warsaw Chopin Airport, after a landing broadcast live on Poland's rolling news networks.

One of eight Dreamliners ordered by LOT, the aircraft was flown from US aviation giant Boeing's base in Seattle.

The delivery is four years late, owing to technical problems on Boeing's side.