Fleet facts

Boeing 787-8

The Boeing 787-8 is a mid-size, dual aisle, twin engine jet manufactured by Boeing, the American aerospace company. The aircraft is 20% more fuel efficient than similar sized commercial jets it's designed to replace. Composite materials make up 50% of the primary structure, including the fuselage and wing.

The engine nacelles are made of serrated edges that reduce the noise levels both outside and inside the cabin, by up to 60%. The aircraft also features raked wingtip to further improve the fuel efficiency.

The windows are more than 30 percent larger than those on most similarly sized aircraft. Instead of pulling shades up and down, customers can adjust the brightness of windows with a button. Using an electrochromic dimming system, the windows turn from fully transparent to completely dimmed in gradual steps.

Making your journey that little bit smoother

  • Choice of 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.
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Technical information

Boeing 787-8
Number in fleet 12
Passenger capacity 214 (3 class)
Length 56.7m (186 feet)
Wingspan 60m (197 feet)
Height 16.9m (55 feet 6 inches)
Engines 2× Rolls Royce Trent 1000
Maximum speed 954km/h (680mph, Mach 0.89)
Range 15,200km (9,440 miles)

Did you know?

  • Less than 10,000 holes are drilled into the fuselage during assembly of a 787.
  • The size of the 787 factory is approximately 380,000 square feet.
  • The 787 can fly at Mach 0.89, or about 680 miles per hour.

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