We all know that the Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners. Only a few weeks ago Boeing unveiled its latest, super-advanced plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It is the second member of the super-efficient 787 family. First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered to Air New Zealand.
The plane’s fuselage is 20 feet longer than Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. It has a range of 8,000-8,500 nautical miles (the 787-8 has a range of 7,650-8,200) and seats 280 passengers, nearly 40 more than its predecessor. This is the first of ten 787-9 Dreamliners to join Air New Zealand’s fleet. The aircraft will operate the Auckland-Perth route from 15 October 2014 and to Shanghai and Tokyo later this year.
The new Dreamliner 787-9 is really beefing up its sleep space. The business cabin will have 18 lie-flat seats. Well they think about everything because scoops on the side of the plane constantly bring in fresh air, which goes through an advanced filtration system that makes the air cleaner and more humid. This really improves the comfort of the flight. The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude and a smoother ride.
The larger 787-9 now accounts for 40% of Boeing’s orders for the Dreamliner, with 413 reserved by airlines. The company launched a third, even-larger model, called the 787-10, last summer with seating for around 320 passengers. It is due in 2018.