First Flight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of Air New Zealand

The first owner of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Air New Zealand finally made the first flight.

The New Zealand carrier completed the first flight ceremony in Paine Field, 28 May 2014. This is the first stretched Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner version from total 10 aircraft.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of Air New Zealand

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of Air New Zealand

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will enter operational service in October 2014 and Auckland-Perth will be the first route. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will have unique configuration seats, total seats will be 302 seats. There will be three classes, economy class will have 263 seats, 21 seats in upper economy or premium economy and 18 fully-flat in business class.

In a black painted motive livery, Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took off and flew in operational conditions at 40,000 feet altitude at 360 knots. In total, the first flight took 3 hours and 10 minutes flew over Washington. Currently Air New Zealand operates hundreds of fleet, included jet aircraft and turbo-prop aircraft, providing regional flight services and international route as well.

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