The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) announced the completion of its first 787-9 Dreamliner, and the aircraft was rolled out from its factory in Everett, Washington to the flight line today.
Boeing 787-9 features
The company’s teams are planning to fly the first 787-9 Dreamliner later this summer. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) said the aircraft is the second member of its 787 family of super-efficient aircrafts. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine aircraft with seat variants of 210 to 330 passengers.
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The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is 20 feet longer the 787-8 Dreamliner. The company extended the capacity and range of its 787 family of aircrafts. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) said its aircrafts has the ability to carry additional 40 passengers and fly additional 300 nautical miles or 555 km.
The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) emphasized that the 787-9 Dreamliner leverages the visionary design such as the exceptional environmental performance of the 787-8 Dreamliner. The new aircraft is uses fuel by less than 20% and its emission 20% lower compared with airplanes with the same size.
Dreamliner 787-9 back on track
According to the aircraft manufacturer, the second and third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes are on track. Air New Zealand will receive the first delivery of the aircraft in mid-2014.
On the other hand, The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) also announced that Xiamen Airlines ordered six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner airplanes worth $1.3 billion.
Che Shanglun, president and CEO of Xiamen Airlines said, “Adding 787s to our all-Boeing fleet is a strategic decision to facilitate our international expansion plans. The range and efficiency of the 787 makes it an ideal fit in our new, non-stop international routes.”
Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales for Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes stated that Xiamen Airlines is a dedicated operator of airplanes from The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). He said, “We are honored to have earned the trust and confidence that such a longstanding partnership requires. I believe the 787s will further strengthen Xiamen Airlines’ network, providing their customers more travel options.”
Xiamen Airlines is the only all-Boeing fleet carrier in China. Over the past 27 consecutive years, the company recorded profits. It is one of the companies in the airlines industry with consistently successful financial performances. The company operates 97 airplanes.