[HD videos below] Qatar Airways’ very first
Dreamliner took to the skies above Farnborough on Monday in a never-seen-before public flying
The seven-minute demonstration flights over
showcase the sophisticated engineering and visual appeal of the
aircraft, giving tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from
around the world, as well as the global aerospace industry, a
first-hand glimpse of the Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner in flight.
The aerial display also marks the first ever, and much
anticipated, Dreamliner flying demonstration at an international
Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 is scheduled to take to
the skies between 16:00 and 16:30 (GMT) on the first three
days of the air show - 9, 10 and 11 July. The aircraft will also be
on static display before taking to the skies.
Qatar Airways Chief
Akbar Al Baker, who will officially unveil the
Dreamliner to international media on 9 July, said, “We are
thrilled to showcase Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner at Farnborough this
year and the debut of our Boeing 787 in Qatar Airways’ livery
marks a significant milestone for our airline ... The first of our 60 Boeing 787s on order will set new standards
in service and excellence as we continue to grow aggressively,
bringing a heightened level of luxury and state-of-the-art
engineering to the skies with these new-generation aircraft.”
On board, Business Class is
configured 1–2–1, featuring seats that convert into fully flat
horizontal beds, while Economy Class has a 3–3–3 cabin layout.
Qatar Airways’ new 787s feature a total of 254 seats
in a two-class configuration of 22 in Business and 232 in Economy.
Passengers can catch up on their sleep onboard with
fully flat 80-inch long and 30-inch wide Business Class seats,
while Economy offers 32-inch pitch seats.
Keeping in line with
technological advances, Qatar Airways has included an
iTouch touch control unit, through which more than
1,000 movies, programming and audio entertainment options are
accessible, together with an iPort, USB port and remote data
outlet for travellers.
Upon entering service, Qatar
Airways’ first 787 will initially operate on intra-Gulf routes
before making its maiden long-haul commercial flight between Doha
and London Heathrow.
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
- HD Video
Qatar Airways Boeing
787 Dreamliner Performs Aerial Display @ Farnborough International