Boeing has launched the first Dreamliner 787-9
At its Everett, Washington assembly plant Boeing has unveiled the latest version the first Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft. The new twin-engine twin-aisle Dreamliner 787-9 features 20% fuel economy and produce 20% fewer emissions than other aircrafts in its class. Cruising speed is 913 km/h.
The Dreamliner 787-9 is the second representative of the Dreamliner range, in comparison with its predecessor 787-8, it is 6 m longer, and the overall length is increased up to 63 meters, it can accommodate 250 to 290 passengers, 40 more than the 787 -8. In addition the plane features a greater range from 14,800 to 15,750 km that is 555 km more than its predecessor.
A second and third 787-9 are in final assembly now, and the tests flights of the first unit are expected in the coming weeks. The first customer will get the new machines in the middle of 2014, it will be Qantas Airlines.