Wed, 10 Jun 2015. Last updated Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:38
The Paris Air Show came into being in 1909. The event is held every two years (in odd years) at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France. 2015 is the 51th Paris Air Show. The largest air show attracts a large number of reputable air manufacturers, engine manufacturers, and airlines in the world. At the event, Vietnam Airlines said that the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of the airline will perform at the 51th Paris Air Show, from June 15 to June 21 in Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France. Accordingly, the most modern B787-9 aircraft manufactured by Boeing with new exterior and Vietnam Airlines logo will be firstly shown at the Paris Air Show. Each flight will take place in about 10 minutes to introduce the international public about the first Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 and promulgate the latest version of Boeing's aircraft.
This is the first time Boeing implement the performance flight the complete version of Boeing 787-9 with the image of an airline. This is also the first time that new Vietnam Airlines brand identity is released at the biggest aviation exhibition in the world. Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is expected to leave Paint Field Airport in Washington, US on June 10 to participate in the flight shows in Paris (France). Then, it will return the US to conduct a flight carrying passengers before officially handing over Vietnam Airlines in mid-2015. According to the plan, Vietnam Airlines will operate the Boeing 787-9 in domestic flights Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City to bring the first experiences for domestic passengers on the latest aircraft in Vietnam Airlines fleet. Then, the Boeing will be exploited in international flights Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh - Heathrow (London, UK).
In 2015, Vietnam Airlines will be the first airline in the region to operate the most modern aircraft of Boeing in direct route from South East Asia to Europe. And, it becomes the first airline in Asia using two latest airplanes in the world - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-900 XWB. The new Vietnam Airlines B787-9 Dreamliner is equipped with comfortable seats and convenient facilities and services, which helps passengers less tired in long-haul flights. In addition, Vietnam Airlines will test Wi-Fi coverage on aircraft of Boeing-787-9 to bring more benefits to passengers. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the latest version of Boeing 787, which can save energy of Boeing. Boeing 787-9 can fly longer, carry more passengers and cargo than previous versions. At the same time, new manufacturing technology is applied for the new aircraft, which brings high effectiveness to the operators with 20% of saving energy, and 20% of emission reduction in comparison to other equivalent aircrafts.