Video: Sam Chui. The inaugural Dusseldorf to Abu Dhabi Boeing 787-9 flight.
Air Canada (Montreal) has tentatively set August 4 as the inaugural date for the new stretched Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner according to Airline Route. The first route will be between Toronto (Pearson) and Vancouver. On September 1 the new aircraft will transition to the Toronto (Pearson) – Munich route followed the next day on the Toronto (Pearson) – Milan (Malpensa) route.
Air Canada has 22 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on order.
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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and LAN Airlines (Chile) (Santiago) (LATAM Airlines Group) yesterday (February 5) celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. LATAM Airlines Group is leasing the new airplane from Amsterdam-based lessor AerCap.
LATAM Airlines Group will become Latin America’s first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline group launches 787-9 services on South American routes in April.
With this delivery, LATAM Airlines Group will have 11 787s in its fleet, the most in Latin America. The company is building a fleet of 32 787 Dreamliners, including 10 787-9s, over the next several years.
The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 450 nautical miles (830 kilometers) with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.
The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passenger-pleasing features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.
Fifty-eight customers from around the world have ordered more than 1,070 787s, with more than 200 airplanes delivered.
Photo: Boeing. Boeing 787-9 CC-BGA (msn 35317) departs from a cloudy Paine Field near Everett, WA.
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Scoot (Singapore) yesterday (January 31) took delivery of its first 375-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The pictured 787-9 9V-OJA (msn 37112) named “Dream Start” late last night departed from Paine Field and is headed for an arrival tomorrow in Singapore.
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Update: On February 2 Boeing issued this statement:
Boeing and Scoot Pte Ltd. announced the delivery of the Singapore-based airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a key role in the low-cost carrier’s strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.
“We are proud to deliver the first 787 to Scoot and have them join the growing family of 787 operators,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The new Dreamliner will bring great value to Scoot’s operations and provide an exceptional experience for Scoot’s passengers.”
The airline will take delivery of an additional 19 787 Dreamliners. The airplanes were originally ordered by parent company Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and ten 787-8s.
Top Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 9V-OJA (msn 37112) lands at Paine Field before the handover.
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Photo Below: Scoot: The nose of 9V-OJA “Dream Start” before its departure from Paine Field.
Photo Below. Scoot. Scoot 787 branded M&Ms.
The building of Scoot’s first 787:
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo) have announced the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet. In addition, ANA announced an order for five Next-Generation 737-800s to bolster the airline’s growing narrow-body fleet. This agreement, once all commitments are finalized, will be valued at approximately $1.4 billion at current list prices, and ANA will become the first airline in Asia to operate the entire family of 787 Dreamliners.
ANA, the launch customer of the 787, is poised to become Boeing’s newest 787-10 customer and has taken more 787 deliveries than any other customer at 34, with 46 still on order.
ANA plans to leverage the added efficiency and full flexibility the complete family of 787s will allow for its future fleet. In addition, ANA will be able to maintain the innovative passenger experience onboard the Dreamliner that customers have grown accustomed to over the years. The airline will use the new 737-800s to enhance the flexibility of its expanding fleet.
The 787-10 is the third and longest member of the super-efficient 787 family. With its greater passenger and cargo capacity, high degree of commonality and passenger-pleasing features, the 787-10 will complement the family while setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics. The 787-10 will be 25 to 30 percent more efficient than airplanes of its size today and more than 10 percent better than anything offered by the competition for the future.
Copyright Photo: Akira Uekawa/AirlinersGallery.com. ANA will operate all three versions of the 787, the original 787-8, the first stretch 787-9 and the upcoming 787-10. Set against stormy skies, Boeing 787-9 JA830A (msn 34522) with “Inspiration of Japan – Tomo Dachi” markings climbs away from Osaka (Itami).
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Scoot (Singapore) has once again revised its inaugural Boeing 787-9 service. The airline will now introduce the new type on February 5 between Singapore and Perth followed by Singapore – Hong Kong the following day pending the first delivery from Boeing (the pictured 9V-OJA) this coming week. The company is planning to replace its six Boeing 777-200 ERs with the new 787s by September.
Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. The first Scoot 787-9, registered as 9V-OJA (msn 37112), approaches the runway at Paine Field on January 19. The new aircraft is named “Dream Start”. It has been performing crew training flights during January..
Video: The first Scoot 787-9 performs high speed tests at Paine Field near Everett.
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) is planning to introduce the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi-Bahrain route on October 26 per Luchvaart News.
Air France-KLM Group has 25 787-9s on order.
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