KLM Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Dutch flag carrier is the first within the Air France-KLM Group, which is making a large commitment to the aircraft, to take delivery of the high-tech plane. The parent company has 19 787-9s and six 787-10s on order and will also lease 12 787s through AerCap.
The plane will make its service debut on KLM’s Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi-Bahrain route.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced. Similar to the 787-8, the stretched version of the jet uses 20% less fuel and produces 20% fewer emissions than similar-sized airplanes. The 787-9 is 20’ (six meters) longer than the 787-8, with greater capacity and a greater range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,372 kilometers). The 787-8 is limited to 7,850 nautical miles (14,500 kilometers).
KLM said that the Dreamliner was part of its “investment in our customers.”
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