Boeing, Jetstar celebrate delivery of first 787 Dreamliner for Australia
- Jetstar to fly the 787 on international routes
- Australian-made parts help lift the wings of every Dreamliner
EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 7, 2013
EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Jetstar
Airways celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 787 today, which is
also the first Dreamliner for Australia.
"Today is a historic milestone for the Qantas Group and Jetstar as we welcome
the most advanced passenger aircraft ever constructed to the fleet," said
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce. "In just 10 short years, Jetstar has grown to be
the largest low fares carrier in the Asia Pacific, carrying more than 100
million passengers. The 787 will set up the airline for another decade of
Jetstar's 787 Dreamliner departed Monday morning from Boeing's Everett, Wash.
delivery center en route to Melbourne, Australia where the plane will be
greeted by airline employees and special guests.
"We're proud to deliver the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner to our partners at
Jetstar," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. "The
787s unmatched fuel efficiency will give Jetstar an advantage in the
marketplace and its passengers will travel with the world's most advanced
"Jetstar customers will have the chance to fly in a larger and more spacious
cabin, enjoy gate to gate in-flight entertainment and arrive at their
destination more refreshed thanks to a lower cabin altitude to reduce the
impact of jet lag," said Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka. "The entire Jetstar
team is very excited to have the 787 take to Australia skies."
The 787 is a visionary design and a revolution in passenger comfort with
large, electrically-dimmable windows, larger stow bins, modern LED lighting,
higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride. The
787 uses 20 percent less fuel use and emits 20 percent fewer emissions than
similarly sized airplanes."
An international team of top aerospace companies designs and builds the 787.
Boeing Aerostructures Australia manufactures the movable trailing edge on the
wing of every Dreamliner.
Jetstar, the Qantas Group's low-cost brand, plans to introduce the 787
Dreamliner first on domestic routes and then its international network. The
airline has a total of 14 787 Dreamliners on order and expects to fly an
all-787 long-haul fleet by 2015.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Australia and South Pacific
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