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A202 Reading Response #1 Sample Answers Instructions: Boeing recently completed the first test flight for its long-awaited new airplane, the 787 Dreamliner. Read the following recent article about it from the Wall Street Journal, and then answer the questions in the text box below. From The Wall Street Journal , December 15, 2009 Boeing Looks Beyond Dreamliner's First Flight Difficult Process Begins of Moving Cutting-Edge Prototype Toward Mass Production. By PETER SANDERS And DANIEL MICHAELS EVERETT, Wash.—Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday made its first flight, marking a success for the company after two years of delays but setting up an equally challenging drive to churn out large numbers of the cutting-edge aircraft. Thousands of spectators gathered under cloudy skies at Paine Field here, cheering as the blue- and-white-striped jet lifted off the runway for its maiden flight. "It's great to finally get the plane in the air," said Boeing Chairman and Chief Executive Jim McNerney. But the repeated setbacks have pushed the company into a tight spot: Now it must quickly turn a cutting-edge prototype into a mass-produced money maker. "Ramping up production certainly will be a challenge," said Mr. McNerney. Boeing hopes to produce seven Dreamliners a month by 2011, increasing to 10 a month by 2013. The company's ability to achieve that goal will have a huge impact on the commercial-aviation industry world-wide. The Dreamliner's more than 300 global suppliers won't begin to fully recoup their money until the planes are delivered to customers. Many suppliers have already been squeezed by past delays. And airlines and leasing firms,
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