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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The newest and longest Boeing Dreamliner, the 787-10, is headed for Seattle less than a week after its first flight at Charleston International Airport.

Boeing Airplanes tweeted about the flight Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m. EDT. The Dreamliner is undergoing a comprehensive flight test.

The Dreamliner was expected to arrive in Seattle shortly after 3 p.m. PDT. You can track the flight's progress here.

 

The $300 million aircraft went on a nearly five-hour trek through the skies of South Carolina last Friday, starting and ending at Charleston International Airport. Boeing pilots say they took the aircraft to 20,000 feet and hit a top speed of 288 miles per hour.

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Thousands of Boeing employees watched the takeoff. Boeing says it will have three of the 787-10s in a yearlong test and certification program.

President Donald Trump was in South Carolina in February for the Dreamliner's rollout.