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Air Canada’s Dreamliner Touches Down in Toronto

May 20, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Air Canada has completed its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight with the arrival of AC7008 at Toronto’s Pearson airport this afternoon carrying 100 of the airline’s employees on its maiden voyage.

Air Canada is the first Canadian airline to fly the new aircraft which, with its long-range and unsurpassed fuel efficiency, will play a starring role in the airline’s international expansion strategy. Air Canada has orders for 37 Boeing 787 aircraft.

“This is an exciting day for all of us at Air Canada as we bring home our first Dreamliner. With the introduction of the 787 into the Air Canada fleet, we are set to further strengthen our position as one of the world’s leading global carriers. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its range, passenger capacity and operating efficiencies is virtually custom-designed to allow us to grow in international markets on a cost-competitive basis, and our new on-board product will enhance our position as North America’s leading airline,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“With the Dreamliner we are premiering our new three-cabin interior. It features the next generation lie-flat pod in International Business Class, a new Premium Economy cabin and our redesigned Economy cabin with our upgraded In-Flight Entertainment system available free at every seat,” added Benjamin Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.

Video: Air Canada’s first 787 Dreamliner lands and receives a water cannon salute at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, Sunday May 18, 2014.

Video: Air Canada’s first 787 Dreamliner lands and receives a water cannon salute at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, Sunday May 18, 2014.

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