Boeing Co. delivered two of its new 787s to Japan Airlines on Monday, the first 787s that will fly commercially from the U.S.
The airline plans to fly the planes between Boston and Tokyo starting April 22. It later plans to add flights between San Diego and Tokyo.
The airline has ordered 45 of the jets. Boeing has booked orders for 873 of the planes altogether.
It delivered its first 787 last fall to JAL competitor All Nippon Airways. Those planes are being flown in Asia.
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Later this year, United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to get one.
The 787s delivered Monday are the first with General Electric engines. Boeing got U.S. government approval for those engines on the 787 just last week.