Air Canada is another custom of Boeing 787’s, with 37 of the class on the Boeing order books.
Well according to Michael Rousseau of Air Canada, they will be splitting the order between to sub-types – 15 of the 787-8 (the original configuration) and 22 of the larger 787-9 (which Air New Zealand will launch).
The first six aircraft will be delivered in 2014, allowing for a swift introduction to the fleet and familiarisation, with the aircraft used to grow Air Canada’s range of destinations.
Air Canada’s fleet long haul expansion continues as more of the high density 777-300ER’s come on stream – with four aircraft due for delivery before the end of 2013. The high density aircraft feature a new layout consisting of:
– 36 Executive First Seats configured in a staggered configuration
– 24 Premium Economy Seats in 2-4-2
– 398 Economy seats in 3-4-3 configuration
It’s interesting time for the Canadian flag carrier as it continues to grow. Hopefully these planes will deliver more passengers and more money into the coffers.