Boeing and Air China officially unveiled the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing on May 25. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a 787-9 enter into service.
Captain Wang Yingnian, Chief Pilot of Air China commented: “The 787-9 Dreamliner employs a multitude of cutting-edge technologies best represented by its electronic handling system and wide application of composite materials. As such, it enjoys clear advantages such as low fuel consumption, low emission and lower noise, which are highly aligned with the green flying idea that Air China has long been an advocate of.”
This is the first of 15 Dreamliners set to join Air China’s fleet.