Kiwis to enjoy the experience of theDreamliner
One of the world’s most modern jet airliners, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will be travelling the air highways of the world as China Southern Airlines increases its routes.
Christchurch is now a part of China Southern Airlines’ network and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be a familiar sight in our skies.
The Dreamliner has many attributes that add to the comfort and travel experience of those who fly in her.
Boeing even claims to have engineered it so passengers could fly 16 hours and still feel relatively fresh when they disembark.
You’ll feel like you’re travelling at 6000 feet above sea level (substantially lower than other aircraft) and therefore will be less liable to be susceptible to headaches and the symptoms of jetlag.
The Dreamliner also has a better air filtration system that some of its competitors and there is more humidity than in comparable planes so you are less likely to incur chapped lips or dried nasal passages.
The long-range, mid-size long body, twin-engined airliner has a range of more than 15,000 kilometres, a top speed of more than 950kmh and a cruise speed of 913kmh.
Its fuselage is made of large one-piece barrel sections made from carbon composite material. This approach eliminated the need for 1500 aluminium sheets and 40,000 to 50,000 fasteners per section, which makes the plane lighter, more aerodynamically efficient and therefore more fuelefficient.
Its windows are 30 percent larger than those of the 777, making the cabin seem lighter and brighter.
Window shades do not exist either. Instead, you can control the light coming through with the push of a button.
LED lighting permits flight attendants to regulate the ambience of the cabin to appropriate levels.