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United Airlines Commemorates Rollout of its First Boeing 787-8

Last updated Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:41:45 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:23:45 GMT

On 2 August 2012, United Airlines celebrated the rollout of its first Boeing 787-8 at Boeing’s Everett, Washington plant. The airline is the US launch customer for the type and will take delivery of the aircraft in September 2012.

The first United 787

Dave Hilfman, senior vice-president of sales at United Airlines, said,

We have been awaiting this day for a while and it's worth every bit of the wait. It's going to be extraordinarily successful for United Airlines.

The airline is set to receive 787-8s before the end of 2012, and currently has orders for 36 787-8s and 14 787-9s.

United Airlines will fly its first Boeing 787-8 on several domestic routes that have a wide body service. After that, the aircraft it will be placed on its existing route between Houston Intercontinental and Lagos, Nigeria. The 787 will also be used to a new service between Denver and Tokyo Narita, which is scheduled for March 2013.

United Airline’s 219-seat 787-8 features 36 fully lie-flat business-class seats in a two-two-two configuration, 72 economy plus seats and 111 economy seats in a three-three-three configuration.

The in-seat in-flight entertainment system for the aircraft was provided by Panasonic, and each seat has Audio video on demand service. United Airlines is currently working with Boeing to find an ideal in-flight Wi-Fi for the 787-8.

United Air Lines, a major U.S. airline and the world's biggest airline, operates a fleet of more than 700 aircraft and flies to more than 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries worldwide. About 80% of the airline’s fleet are Boeing aircraft.

United Airlines is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the biggest airline alliance in the world. The airline has a subsidiary regional service – United Express.

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