Things are looking good for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Even though the plane, which debuted in 2011, got off to a rocky start with some engine fires, the carbon-fiber plane, is well-liked by airlines and passengers alike.
Passengers enjoy the quieter engines, air that’s pressurized at a lower altitude (which makes for more humid air on the flight) and the 30 percent larger windows than a traditional plane. Not to mention the turbulence stabilizer, which offers a much smoother ride than other jetliners.
Japan-based All Nippon Airlines (ANA) now flies 50 787 Dreamliners, the most of any airline.
“The 787 Dreamliner has played a significant role in opening up new routes into new markets, while also forming the backbone of our long-haul fleet,” said Osamu Shinobe, president and CEO, ANA in a statement. “As the launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner family, we are proud to welcome the 50th 787 Dreamliner into our fleet, where it will continue to serve our passengers with the most innovative and memorable flying experience.”
Not to mention, the 787 has saved ANA tens of millions of dollars in fuel costs.
“ANA took delivery of its 50th 787 today, and relayed this message to media in attendance,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle. “Compared to 767, the Dreamliner saves the airline $98 million a year in fuel. That’s an endorsement that speaks directly to any airline’s bottom line.”
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