Eerste vlucht van Boeing Dreamliner

Boeing's long delayed new 787 Dreamliner roars down the runway for take off at Paine Field in Everett, Washington on December 15, 2009. Under dreary skies, the Dreamliner took off at 10:27 am (1827 GMT) to loud applause from those gathered at Paine Field near Boeing's plant in the western state of Washington. More than two years late, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet took to the skies Tuesday, in a critical milestone for the problem-plagued aircraft seen as key to the future of the US aerospace giant. AFP PHOTO/Paul Joseph BROWN AFP