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A Dreamliner test flight with top Boeing and All Nippon Airways' executives aboard took off from a Tokyo airport Sunday, the carrier said, three months after the worldwide fleet of 787s was grounded. 

An ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits in front of the newly opened Everett Delivery Center April 3, 2013 in Everett, Washington. A Dreamliner test flight with top Boeing and All Nippon Airways' executives aboard took off from a Tokyo airport Sunday, the carrier said, three months after the worldwide fleet of 787s was grounded.

ANA chairman Shinichiro Ito and Boeing chief executive Ray Conner were aboard the flight which departed around 9:00 am local time (0000 GMT), as Boeing seeks to reassure passengers that the troubled planes are safe.

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