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DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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"I got lucky. I picked composites 28 years ago. This is a composite guy's dream."

First 787 tailfin: Mechanics stand beside the first Boeing 787 tailfin on the assembly line at Boeing's Frederickson plant last week. The leading edge of the fin, delivered complete from China, remained to be attached on the right-hand side. That will be done today, completing the tailfin for its Wednesday rollout.