British Airways announce that
design and planning for the British Airways 787 Dreamliner is well underway
The full media release from
British Airways can be read below:
the Boeing 787 makes its first international appearance at the Farnborough Air
Show, preparations for the aircraft to enter the British Airways fleet are well
British Airways has ordered 24 of the new aircraft which will join its longhaul
fleet from 2012.
The aircraft are 30 per cent more fuel efficient than the Boeing 767s they will
replace and make only a quarter of the noise of a Boeing 747. They will be
powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
Jonathan Counsell, British Airways’ head
of environment, said: “We are
committed to addressing our impact on climate change. Adopting new
technology is one of the ways in which we are reducing our greenhouse gas
emissions. The 787s we have ordered are not only more fuel efficient than
the aircraft they will replace, but they also produce nearly half the amount of
nitrogen dioxide emissions.”
The BA design team is already working on developing the 787’s interior which
will have a premium feel throughout the cabin. The design will be inspired by
the airline’s rich heritage, but with a contemporary feel which will include
environmentally driven design initiatives.
The airline’s flight operations and engineering teams are evaluating innovative
systems to ensure they can take every advantage of the aircraft’s improved
efficiencies. Work has started to upgrade the airline’s engineering hangars in
order to maintain the aircraft.