The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner has landed at Schiphol today, marking its first visit to the Netherlands.
The 787 Dreamliner will remain in Amsterdam until late Saturday afternoon.
The flight from Seattle to Paris and Amsterdam is part of the test program and is an opportunity for Boeing to to show the new aircraft to potential customers such as Air France and KLM.
The 787 Dreamliner will be the world’s first large commercial jetliner with an airframe made of carbon fiber composite rather than aluminum. It will give passengers a much-improved flying experience while saving airlines money on fuel and maintenance.
The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 210 – 250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 kilometers), while the 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250 – 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 kilometers).
In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 will provide airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance. The airplane will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions than today’s similarly sized airplane. It will also travel at speeds similar to today’s fastest wide bodies, Mach 0.85. Airlines will enjoy more cargo revenue capacity.
Improved air quality, higher cabin pressure and new lighting will contribute to a more comfortable ride for 787 Dreamliner passengers.