Fleet facts

Boeing 787-9

The Boeing 787-9 is a mid-size, dual aisle, twin engine jet and Boeing’s most fuel efficient aircraft to date - 20% more fuel efficient than the similar sized commercial jets it is designed to replace. Composite materials make up 50% of the primary structure, including the fuselage and wings.

The windows are over 30% larger than those on most similarly sized aircraft and the brightness can be adjusted at the touch of a button. Serrated edges on the engine nacelles reduce the noise levels by up to 60% both in- and outside the cabin making the noise footprint of the 787 family aircraft around 60% quieter than the previous generation of aircraft. It also features raked wingtips to further improve fuel efficiency.

The Boeing 787-9 features an evolution of our First cabin, with just 8 seats compared to the usual 14, increased range and is 20 feet longer and four inches taller than the 787-8.

Making your journey that little bit smoother

  • Choice of First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller
  • Personal audio and video on demand
  • Increased cabin comfort with large windows, higher humidity and lower pressurization
Explore the Boeing 787-9 seat map

Technical information

Boeing 787-9
Number in fleet 18
Passenger capacity 216 (4 class)
Length 62.8m (206 feet)
Wingspan 60m (197 feet)
Height 16.9m (55 feet 10 inches)
Engines 2× Rolls Royce Trent 1000
Maximum speed 954km/h (593mph, Mach 0.89)
Range 15,400km (9,550 miles)

Did you know?

  • The size of the 787 factory is approximately 380,000 square feet.
  • The 787 flies at Mach 0.85, or about 650 miles per hour.

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