On the week that one of the world’s newest and most advanced airliners was delivered to enter service, how could I not feature the Boeing 787 as this week’s Friday Favourite?
The 787 ‘Dreamliner’ has admittedly hit some snags along the way. It was originally scheduled to enter service in 2008 and suffered a number of delays. But let’s face it, this is one attractive airliner and it’s going to bring more comfort and technology to air travel, not to mention better economics for airlines.
And for us enthusiasts, the 787 is going to change the scene at the airports we visit. Already airlines from every continent have the type on order, and we’ll likely see it at most major airports on a daily basis within a year or two.
This week it enters service with ANA in Japan, but soon it will be flying with United, Kenya Airways, Air India, China Southern, Norwegian, Japan Airlines…. the list goes on. Over 820 have been ordered at the time of writing.