Boeing Delivers First 787 to Royal Brunei

787-9 Taxi testBoeing and Royal Brunei Airlines have announced the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei and for Southeast Asia.
The aircraft departed Paine Field in Everett Wednesday evening (October 2) for a 6,540 nautical miles (12,112 km) 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 of Royal Brunei Airlines.  “As a small airline we offer truly personal service, delighting our passengers with an authentic Bruneian grace to enrich their journeys.”
The 787 is scheduled to begin flying regionally to Singapore on October 18, with long-haul service to London, via Dubai, set to begin on December 1.  Royal Brunei anticipates delivering on its promise of 100% Dreamliner long-haul service in the second quarter of 2014 when it will introduce the 787 on flights to Melbourne, Australia.