The Air New Zealand company placed an order with Boeing on Wednesday for eight 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, valued at $ 2.7 billion on the list. The airline, which is renowned for its long-haul flights and global network, will integrate its Dreamliner model into its world-class fleet by 787-9 and 777 starting in 2022 to strategically grow its business.
The agreement was announced in May as an agreement, iThis includes the option to increase the number of aircraft from eight to 20. And replacement rights that allow changes from the largest 787-10 to the smallest 787-9, or a combination of both models for your future fleet and network flexibility.
“This is an exciting decision for our business and our customers, as we fulfill our commitment to continuously grow our business. About 15% more customer space and cargo offered than 787-9 with 787-10, This investment sets the stage for our future strategic direction and opens up new growth opportunities, ”said Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon.
As the largest member of the Dreamliner family, passenger friendly and super efficient, The length of 787-10 is 68 m. And a standard two-class configuration can seat up to 330 passengers, about 40 more than the 787-9. Powered by a suite of new technologies and a revolutionary design, the 787-10 set a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operational economics. When it entered commercial service last year. Aircraft enable operators to achieve 25% better fuel efficiency per seat than previous aircraft in its class.
“Air New Zealand has made a very strategic investment in advanced wide-body aircraft To position itself as a leading global airline connecting South Pacific to Asia and America. We are very honored that Air New Zealand has chosen to add its unique capabilities to complement the 777-10 and its long-range fleet of 780 and 787-9 aircraft, “Ihsen Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president Sales and marketing said.
Air New Zealand was a global launch customer for the 787-9 And today it operates 13 aircraft of the Dreamliner version. With 787-9 on the way and 787-10 jets in the future, the airline’s Dreamliner fleet is set to grow to 22 jets. The new Dreamliners will replace eight 777-200ERs in the Air New Zealand fleet. Air New Zealand’s widebody fleet also includes seven 777-300ERs.
As part of its efforts to maintain an efficient and reliable fleet, Air New Zealand uses a number of Boeing Global Services solutions, including aircraft service management and maintenance performance toolboxes. These digital solutions provide maintenance data and decision support tools that enable aircraft maintenance teams to increase operational efficiency.