United Airlines unveils first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Video)

By on Aug 3, 2012 in Business, Lifestyle, Travel, United States Comments

United Airlines unveiled its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, and was rolled out from the paint hangar at Paine Field, Washington as shown in the video below, which the airline company promises to revolutionize the flying experience for their customers and crews.



United Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Image Credit: United Airlines video

According to United Airlines on its official website on Thursday, the airline company is the North American launch customer for the Dreamliner, and is expecting to take delivery of its first 787 this coming September; and has firm orders of 50 units of the said plane set to be delivered by 2019.

As noted in the announcement, United‘s Boeing 787 was primarily built with composite materials and will consume around 20 percent less fuel than other aircraft with the same size, while reducing emissions and noise during takeoffs and landings.

“We have been waiting this day for a while. And it has been worth every bit of the wait,” United Airlines SVP of Sales Dave Hilfman was quoted at USA Today, without announcing the first official flight for their Boeing 787 plane, but noted that local route will be served first.

Nevertheless, United Airlines is being set to open its first new route with the Dreamliner early next year, which will be daily non-stop flights between Tokyo and Denver; which is after the flight launch for the Houston-Lagos route, eventually replacing their 777 aircraft service.

For the interior part, United said that the aircraft cabin is configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 72 seats in United Economy Plus and 111 seats in United Economy; with its entertainment system to feature an all-new design such as additional intuitive program browsing and more filtering options.


United Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Video Credit: 020808/YouTube/United Airlines



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