Air Canada Expands 787 Dreamliner Fleet with New Boeing 787-10 Order
In a significant move to modernize and expand its fleet, Air Canada has chosen Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner. The airline has ordered 18 of these widebody jets, with an option to purchase an additional 12. This decision aligns with Air Canada's broader strategy to enhance its global route network and significantly reduce its carbon emissions.Advertising
Air Canada's commitment to the passenger experience remains evident. Michael Rousseau, the president and CEO of Air Canada, remarked on the airline's dedication to offering an enhanced flying experience. He stated, "Our experience shows customers greatly enjoy flying on the Dreamliner, so we are pleased to offer them a larger version of this popular aircraft, which will premiere a new, state-of-the-art interior cabin design." He further emphasized the 787's fuel efficiency, which aligns with the airline's sustainability goals and operational savings.
The 787 Dreamliner's fuel efficiency stands out, with a reduction in fuel use and an improvement in efficiency by up to 25% compared to previous generation jets. This positions Air Canada to achieve its environmental objectives in the coming decades. As the airline expands its international routes, it will further benefit from the Dreamliner family's flexibility and economic operation.
Stan Deal, the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, commented on the partnership, noting that Air Canada's choice of the 787 Dreamliner family will soon make it one of the operators of the most modern and efficient widebody fleets globally.
Currently, Air Canada operates 38 787s, comprising eight 787-8 and 30 787-9 jets. The 787-10, the largest model in the Dreamliner family, boasts a capacity of up to 336 passengers and a range of 6,330 nautical miles (11,730 km).
This collaboration between Air Canada and Boeing also has broader economic implications. Canada is one of Boeing's most significant international supply bases, with over 550 suppliers. The 787 program alone is supported by over a dozen Canadian suppliers, including Boeing's aerospace composite manufacturing facility in Winnipeg. Annually, Boeing contributes approximately CAD 4 billion to Canada's economy, supporting over 14,000 direct and indirect jobs.Advertising
Since its introduction in 2011, the 787 family has inaugurated over 370 new nonstop routes globally. It has garnered over 1,760 orders from 87 customers, with over 870 repeat orders from 56. The 787 has received over 295 orders and commitments in the past year.
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