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Tucson, Arizona to house early Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The second Boeing 787 Dreamliner ever built will be
housed at the Pima Air and Space Museum, according to
The Post and
Courier
.

The Tucson, Arizona museum announced the donation on
its Facebook page Thursday. Museum director
Scott
Marchand addressed the arrival in an
interview with the publication, calling it “an
extremely exciting and monumental time.”

Uresh Sheth, a Wall Street banker and Dreamliner
enthusiast, said the plane accumulated nearly 1,000
flight hours in more than 300 flights.

“After it had completed these tasks, Boeing stored the
aircraft in Palmdale, Calif., until the flight to
Arizona,” Sheth said on his “All
Things 787
” website.

The 787-8, production No. ZA002, “first flew on Dec.
22, 2009, one week after the maiden flight of
sistership ZA001,” according to Sheth.

The museum said it plans to put the aircraft on display
next month, once the plane’s engines and electronics
are removed.