Boeing is set to make aviation history as the first 787 Dreamliner finally takes off for its new home in Tokyo, Japan, following its departure from Everett Washington, three years behind schedule.
The world’s first carbon-composite passenger jet is set to arrive in Tokyo’s Haneda airport today, marking the first delivery of 787 to launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA). Upon landing the aircraft will be greeted by media, employees and Japanese partners.
ANA is planning to fly the aircraft on October 28 and 27 from Tokyo’s Narita airport to Hong Kong, marking its first commercial passenger flight.
ANA launched the 787 series with a record-setting order of 50 airplanes in April 2004 and has played a vital part in the design of the Dreamliner.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a modern state of the art commercial jetliner which provides exceptional fuel efficiency and superior comfort to passengers.
Some of the features you can expect on the aircraft include bigger windows, a lower cabin altitude and cleaner air, electro chromatic shades that allow passengers to dim windows with a push of a button, also larger over head bins and more cabin space than your typical twin aisle plane.
According to its website Boeing has already taken 821 orders of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft which costs around AUD200 million