06 November, 2018

United welcomes its first Boeing 787-10

United is the first airline in the world to operate
the entire Dreamliner family

One of the largest US airlines, United took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on Monday, November 5th  at Boeing's delivery centre in Charleston, South Carolina. 

United has become the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, and the first airline in the world to have the entire family of 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet. "The 787-10 is an excellent addition to United's fleet. It offers superior fuel efficiency while providing a more comfortable customer experience onboard that allows passengers to arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed," said Gerry Laderman, the chief financial officer at United, who was at the Boeing facility for the delivery celebrations.

United's 787-10 will feature 44 United Polaris® business class seats, 21 United® Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats. The aircraft has updated lighting patterns that are supposed to mimic sunrise and sunset colours designed to force passengers to fall asleep or wake up at the ideal times for the flight. The airline is also installing a brand new seatback entertainment system that features:

Split screen capabilities that allow customers to watch a movie and view the flight map simultaneously.
A relax mode that lets customers customize a selection of soothing videos and relaxing audio playlists.
The world's most extensive suite of accessibility features on a seatback entertainment system, which accommodates any level of vision, as well as provides support for customers with hearing and mobility issues.
Movie and television recommendations based on remaining flight time, previously watched content and movies and shows that have been added to a customer's favorites list.

"The United Airlines team is raising the bar again. With the new 787-10, United will fly the most fuel efficient widebody jet in commercial aviation today. The larger airplane comes with more seats, more cargo capacity, and the same Dreamliner comforts that passengers prefer," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for The Boeing Company. "