|United Airlines – the North American launch customer for the Boeing 787 – is flying its first 787 from Boeing Field in Seattle to the airline’s Houston hub, Geroge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The aircraft is the first of five new Dreamliners the airline expects to receive this year from its total order for 50 of the aircraft. United took ownership of its first 787 on Saturday.|
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Media must arrive by 3:30 p.m. for escort to tarmac viewing area
WHERE: Bush Intercontinental Airport
4849 Wright Road
Meet security escort in the parking lot across the street from Hangar E
VISUALS: 787 runway landing
Water cannon salute
Photo op with the aircraft following arrival
787 pilot interviews
WHO: Capt. Dave Lundy and Capt. Niels Olufsen, United 787 pilots, Houston-based United uniformed employees
Due to security procedures at IAH, media should RSVP to Mary Clark at email@example.com or (832) 332-5339. Media credentials and government- issued identification are required.
United Airlines Contact: Mary Clark (832) 332-5339
Houston Airport System Contact: (281) 233-1234
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