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Dreamliner makes long-awaited Canadian debut

Boeing's revolutionary 787 long-distance, narrow body jet arrives in Toronto to help Air Canada celebrate its 75th anniversary.

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Air Canada's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in Toronto, Mar. 2, 2012, as part of the airline's 75th Anniversary Year celebrations. Air Canada has ordered 37 Dreamliners, touted as the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class.

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Tail logos of airlines that have ordered Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner are painted on the fuselage of the aircraft that landed Mar. 2, 2012, in Toronto for Air Canada's 75th anniversay celebrations.

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The starboard engine of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that landed in Toronto Mar. 2, 2012, to mark Air Canada's 75th anniversary. The Dreamliner is designed to take next-generation, ultra-quiet and fuel-efficient General Electric or Rolls Royce engines.

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The cockpit of Air Canada's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner that landed Mar. 2, 2012, in Toronto for Air Canada's 75th anniversary celebrations. Captain Randy Neville, of Boeing, right, explains some of the aircraft's features to Murray Strom, left, 777 Fleet Manager for Air Canada, and Capt. Michael Rados, an Air Canada Airbus Standards pilot, seated right. Air Canada has ordered 37 of the advanced Dreamliners.

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The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on display at Air Canada's Toronto facility, Mar. 2, 2012. The ultramodern aircraft has been plagued by delivery delays caused by teething problems in its advanced, cutting-edge technologies.

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Inside the cabin of the first of Air Canada's 37 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Boeing says passenger comfort is much improved in the new aircraft, with higher humidity in the air supply, larger windows and auto-dimming glass. The aircraft is designed to seat from 234 to 296 passengers.

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Crew rest area aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The ultramodern aircraft is designed on for routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 kilometres). Air Canada has ordered 37 of the new planes.

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Air Canada's Dreamliner on display in Toronto Friday.

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Air Canada's first ever aircraft, the vintage 1937 Lockheed L10A Electra in its Trans Canada Airlines livery, was on display at the event in Toronto where the airline's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, was also on display in an adjacent hangar as part of the company's 75th Anniversary Year celebrations.

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Michelle Leung, right, dressed in a vintage 1937 Air Canada uniform, takes a photo of Air Canada co-workers, left to right, Lyn Wilson (early 1950's uniform), Kamla Buckle (the uniform from 1964-68), and Nadia D'Amico (the 1954-63 uniform) in front of the airline's first ever aircraft, the 1937 Lockheed L10A Electra, at the event in Toronto where Air Canada's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was on display.

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Air Canada co-workers, left to right, Lyn Wilson (in an early 1950's uniform), Kamla Buckle (in the 1964-68 uniform), and Nadia D'Amico (the 1954-63 uniform) in front of Air Canada's first ever aircraft, the vintage 1937 Lockheed L10A Electra, on display at the event in Toronto where the airline's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, was on display in an adjacent hangar as part of the company's 75th Anniversary Year celebrations.

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On the flight line. Air Canada uniforms over the past 75 years were worn by current employees and shown as a retrospective fashion show in Toronto, Mar. 2, 2012 as part of the company's 75th Anniversary Year celebrations.

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