Boeing has given the first 787-9 Dreamliner the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery this weekend and they’ve taken a few photos as the aircraft was rolled out of the paint hangar.
This refreshed look for the Boeing aircraft family began with the 747-8 and evolved with the 737 MAX. The new livery retains many of the features of the original 787-8 livery, adding a prominent number on the tail to help distinguish among models within the same product family.
Progress is continuing to make progress on the first 787-9, currently in final production and it is due to take to the air in late summer. It’s first customer is Air New Zealand who hope to receive their first jet in mid-2014.
This slightly bigger 787-9 will help cut costs and increase revenue for Air New Zealand. It’s fuselage is stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) allowing it to carry 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers). Add to this the 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized aircraft and it seems a no-brainer for any airline to order this jet.
The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering the features passengers prefer such as large, dimmable windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.