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Air France’s second Boeing 787 enters the fleet

April 26, 2017 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Air France’s second Boeing 787 landed at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
– By the end of 2017, three new Boeing 787 will enter the Air France fleet and by 2018, the fleet will comprise six Dreamliners.

After a first aircraft delivered last December, on Thursday 20 April Air France welcomed its second Boeing 787. The company took delivery of the aircraft at the Boeing factory in Charleston, South Carolina and then flew the aircraft on an exceptional ferry flight to its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub.

After a few days at the maintenance division, this second Boeing 787 will make its first commercial flight on 1 May to Montreal. Air France will take delivery of three more aircraft by the end of 2017. In the summer of 2018, the fleet will comprise six B787.

Flying all over the world in a Dreamliner

Air France currently operates its B787 to Cairo and London and will start serving Lyon at the end of May. In winter 2017, several cities in Africa and North America will welcome this new aircraft. At the beginning of 2018, an Air France Boeing 787 will land in South America, where Sao Paulo will discover this new aircraft.

Many operational assets

This new generation aircraft has a number of operational advantages, including:

– 20% less fuel consumption than previous generation aircraft, an asset to offset the effects of a rise in the price of fuel;
– a significant reduction in CO2 emissions (around 20%) and noise emissions.

The best of Air France on board the Boeing 787

This innovative and latest-generation aircraft offers a unique travel experience:

– the latest Air France cabins: excellence in the sky in the Business cabin (30 seats) and enhanced comfort for all in the new Premium Economy cabin (21 seats) and Economy (225 seats);
– on-board WiFi adapted to the needs of customers (from 20MB to 200MB for a price varying between €5 and €30);
– lighting moods adapted to the various different phases of the flight;
– more comfort and space with the new Premium Economy seats;
– windows which are about 30% larger than similar aircraft and which are equipped with an electronic window darkening system;
– improved air pressure and humidity levels make the trip even more comfortable.

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