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As for the B789 delivery schedule, sources have confirmed that the handover will be delayed until July 24. There was reportedly a minor issue with the planned interior configuration, and changes had to be implemented before the aircraft received its airworthiness certificate.
This is the same aircraft, operated by Boeing pilots, that wowed spectators earlier this month at the Paris Air Show with a near-vertical takeoff. Below is a video from Boeing on the preparation and warmup flights.
VNA plans on introducing the B789 on its London-Heathrow (LHR) routes.