Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has arrived in New Zealand
On 4 January, the second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (ZB002), which is scheduled for testing, has arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, the home of the first airline to receive this type of aircraft - Air New Zealand.
This was the longest flight operated by an airplane 787 9, since the start of the test program and marked the beginning of international flights.
The plane took off from Seattle on 3 January at 9: 55 and landed at Auckland International Airport at 20: 45 on 4 in January after 13 hours and 49 minutes of uninterrupted flight. The aircraft will continue its route to Alice Springs, Australia, for a high temperature test.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is longer with 6 meters than Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and can carry 40 more passengers than its smaller "brother." The flight range is also 555 kilometers longer.
Boeing 787-9 retains the same design as the Dreamliner family, offering passengers large windows, more generous storage space and LED-based cabin lighting.
Boeing plans to deliver the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand by mid-2014. Until the present, 26 Airline Ordered 402 Boeing 787-9 Aircraft, representing 39% of orders recorded by the entire Boeing 787 range. The largest orders were placed by: Etihad Airways and ILFC with 41 copies each, All Nippon Airways and American Airlines with 30 units each, Air France-KLM (25) and United Airlines (24).