Amidst much fanfare, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner was launched at the IGI airport, New Delhi on Wednesday. Ending a four-year wait, Air India has become the fifth airline to receive the fuel-efficient and eco-friendly aircraft.
Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner had arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.
Air India had booked 27 Boeing 787s in 2006 in a mega deal. The carrier was to get the delivery in May 2008, but that got pushed forward for a variety of reasons, including manufacturing delays.
The Air India's Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner was given a traditional water cannon salute by the fire tenders upon its arrival at the airport in New Delhi September 8, 2012.
The airline plans to deploy the 787 Dreamliner aircraft on domestic routes to save on fuel, train the crew and add flexibility in its winter schedule by flying out to select domestic and overseas destinations.
The Boeing 787 aircraft is made of composite materials. Its newly-developed engine and advanced flight technologies make it highly fuel-efficient. The plane can fly up to 16,000 km non-stop. More information on the aircraft and its making on the following slides.
The 787 full-flight simulator shown here is one of two located at the Boeing Flight Services Seattle training campus. There are eight 787 training suites at five Boeing campuses -- Seattle, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai and London Gatwick.
Boeing has achieved multiple qualifications for its world-wide network of 787 training campuses. The qualifications mean Boeing Flight Services has training devices that are ready to be used with an approved training course in locations around the globe.
The Dreamliner’s new interior boasts of sweeping arches, wide aisles, larger lavatories, and dynamic lighting, innovations that aim to connect the passenger with the flying experience.
Passengers will enjoy a comfortable flying experience aboard ANA’s first 787 Dreamliner, with advanced LED lighting, bigger windows, larger luggage bins, comfortable seats and a spacious environment.
The seats and in-flight entertainment (IFE) showroom in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Gallery features rows of pre-certified premium seats from all seat suppliers in the 787 catalog.