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 is designed to replace. Composite materials make up 50 percent 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.
Customer benefits include:
|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)|