Thursday, June 27, 2013

PHOTOS: 7 great images from the first British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivery

We’ve been covering the first British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner quite a lot on TheAviationWriter.com.

Back in May this year, for example, we were treated to images of BA’s Dreamliner being rolled out of the Boeing factory (click here to view them), then earlier this month we shared photos of the aircraft’s first flight (click here to view them).

Since those posts were well received, here’s another update… after months of build-up, British Airways received its first Boeing 787 today.

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The aircraft departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington yesterday, and you’ll find a couple of images from that flight on this page. These were supplied to TheAviationWriter.com by Flickr user MoonM – check out his page for more, plus I’ve included a photo album with seven images on my Facebook page. Click here to view them.

The aircraft, which arrived at London's Heathrow Airport today at 12:10 pm local time, was welcomed to its Heathrow home by Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns British Airways.

"The 787 is a tremendous, innovative aircraft which sets new standards for environmental performance and operating efficiency and I'm sure British Airways' customers will love it," said Walsh. "The 787 will become a mainstay of the British Airways fleet over the next few years."

British Airways has announced that the airline will operate the 787 from Heathrow to Toronto from 1st September and Heathrow to Newark from 1st October.

This is the first of 24 787s British Airways has on order. It carries 214 passengers and is configured with 35 seats in Club World, 25 in World Traveller Plus and 154 seats in the World Traveller cabin.

In addition, IAG recently announced that it will convert 18 787 options to firm orders for British Airways, subject to shareholder agreement.

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1 comment :

  1. Robeel thanks for this great article. She looks great in the British livery doesn't she? :-)

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