Boeing's 787-10 takes first flight in North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Thousands of Boeing employees stood near the side of a runway Friday morning, excited about the opportunity to watch their creation take flight.

The company's newest 787-10 Dreamliner made history as it took flight for the first time just before 10 a.m.

The newest Dreamliner is touted as the longest in the 787 family and is described as "super-efficient."

Officials with the company report the 787-10 has a 10 percent difference in fuel emissions when compared to other large jets manufactured by competitors. It's believed the 787-10 has a 25 percent emissions improvement when compared to the Boeing jets it will replace.

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