Thu, 21 May 2015. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:06
Vietnam Airlines has announced the image of the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of the airline at Boeing factory in Paine Field, Washington, USA. Wi-fi service will also be tested on the aircraft. As described by Vietnam Airlines, based on inheriting color of its existing brand as distinctive blue and golden lotus, new aircraft's exterior is design with a stylized yellow curve, enlarged size of lotus, and light creamy at the aircraft's abdomen. Vietnam Airlines Wi-Fi coverage is a part of the overall program of innovating brand identity system, expected to be officially deployed when Vietnam Airlines receives new aircraft. This aircraft is in the completion of interior assembly stage, before moving on to the final testing stage on the ground and flight test for transferring to Vietnam Airlines. According to this plan, Vietnam Airlines will receive the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in the mid 2015. Vietnam Airlines is also the first carrier in the region exploiting the latest aircraft of Boeing in direct route from South East Asia to Europe.
Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is fitted with flat business class reclining 180 degrees, larger windows and luggage compartment, higher humidity in cabin, while the difference of pressure in cabin drops... Notably, it is also announced to test Vietnam Airlines aircrafts Wi-Fi coverage on these planes. This aircraft is in completion of interior assembly stage, before moving on to the final testing stage on the ground and flight test for transferring to Vietnam Airlines. According to this plan, VN Airlines will receive the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in the mid-2015. In 2015, Vietnam Airlines will operate both two latest aircrafts in the world - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-900 XWB. Moreover, by dint of using Boeing 787-9 in flights from Vietnam to London and vice versa, Vietnam will become the first airline in this region opening direct flights from South East Asia to Europe.
The new Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is equipped with comfortable seats and convenient facilities and services, which helps passengers less tired in long-haul flights. In addition, Vietnam Airlines Wi-Fi coverage on Boeing 787-9 will be tested 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 and 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.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a two-engine, mid-sized, and wide-body aircraft which is being manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplanes division. It went into commercial operation in October 2011 with the operation of All Nippon Airways. The aircraft has a capacity of 210-330 passengers, depending on variations and seating configuration. Boeing stated that this plane had a higher fuel efficiency than other previous Boeing aircrafts. It is also the first large aircraft using composite materials for most of its structure. The aircraft had a series of incidents in the United States and Japan, especially the incident of a Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner unexpectedly caught fire while parking at the Boston international airport. This aircraft was US Civil Aviation request to stop its operation for safety reasons. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines decided to stop using the aircraft. In 2013, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered airlines to prove that ion lithium battery used on Boeing 787 Dreamliner was safe and suitable to international standards. Almost countries followed US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in terms of aviation safety.