9/26/11 (AEIN) The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing delivered its first 787 "Dreamliner" passenger jet to Japan on Sunday. The large airplane operates with twenty percent greater fuel efficiency than its predecessor, according to a Radio Japan news report.
Although produced by an American company, thirty percent of the parts in the 787 come from Japanese manufacturers, including the wings. The plane's delivery was delayed several times. It holds approximately two-hundred and fifty passengers, according to Boeing.
Boeing manufactures aircraft for civilian, military and outer space purposes. Japan extensively utilizes air travel; it is home to approximately 73 airports, according to The World Almanac. Boeing has also sold the 787 to other countries such as Kenya.