Boeing and Royal Brunei Airlines celebrated the delivery of the 787 Dreamliner – the first for the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei and for south-east Asia.
The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett Wednesday evening for a 6,540 nautical miles non-stop flight home to Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport in Brunei.
“This exciting addition keeps passenger comfort and high quality service at the heart of our airline and is yet another effort to ensure our fleet remains modern and offers peaceful and tranquil travel,” said Dermot Mannion, chairman, Royal Brunei Airlines.
“As a small airline we offer truly personal service, delighting our passengers with an authentic Bruneian grace to enrich their journeys.”
Passengers travelling on Royal Brunei Airlines will experience the passenger-pleasing features of the 787 Dreamliner such as larger, electronically-dimmable windows and larger overhead luggage bins.
During flight the 787 is pressurised to a lower cabin altitude, has higher humidity levels, advanced air filtration and smoother ride technology to make the flying experience more comfortable and allow passengers to arrive at their destination more refreshed.
The 787 is the most technologically advanced airplane in the sky with composite materials making up 50 per cent of the primary structure, including the fuselage and wing.
This allows the Dreamliner to use 20 per cent less fuel and emit 20 percent fewer CO2 emissions than similarly sized airplanes.