WATCH: Construction of Qantas Dreamliner 787-9

2017-11-08 14:30 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town – Qantas airline will be launching its first long-haul trip from Perth to London with the Dreamliner 787-9 in March 2018.

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Elegance and Innovation

The Dreamliner 787-9 will be conducting the journey from Australia to Europe and was unveiled in September 2017 after a laborious and successful construction process. According to Qantas the Dreamliner was constructed in America and then flew through to Sydney for its official unveiling.

The aircraft is the 615th Dreamliner that has been built in the world and according to the West Australian, it required 250 liters of paint over four days to complete. It is a first for Qantas airline and merges innovation and elegance. The plane is equipped with state-of–the-art technology to reduce turbulence and provide a smoother ride.

Each seat has been designed for increased comfort during long-haul trips.

Check out the seat designs below:

Economy Seats

(Qantas Airline)

Business class 

(Qantas Airline

In addition, the windows are 65 percent larger than comparable aircrafts and have dimming technology in place to provide that personal touch.  Efficiency is important as the plane uses 20% less fuel than aircrafts of a similar size and this allows for access to further destinations. According to Qantas Group CEO Alana Joyce, “This aircraft means we can finally offer a direct link between Australia and Europe.”

Designboom provided an interesting video of the construction of the Dreamliner 787-9.

Check it out below:

Qantas is working towards getting eight Dreamliner aircrafts operating flight services from Australia by the end of 2018. The elegance is communicated in the cabin design that was shaped by David Caon. Neil Perry, a renowned restaurateur has constructed the menu for in-flight service to provide first-class flavors.

According to Qantas, the Perth and London route will be the first direct airlink between Australia and Europe. The Dreamliner 787-9  will provide a premier service with all the added comfort. 

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