[HD video below]
It does not matter how technologically advanced an aircraft may
be, nor how elegantly it can fly, nor even how much less fuel it
burns than other aircraft, if the interior is not a comfortable
and pleasant environment to spend a few hours of your life.
That is one of the major reasons so many trade
visitors, Boeing customers, and media from around the world, were
so keen to board the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner which was on Static
Display and in the Flying Display at the Farnborough International
Airshow this week in England.
With so many people for Qatar Airways and Boeing
to get through, time was very limited, rushed even, but as you can
see from the
HD video below we still managed to put together a little something
so you can at least get a
sense of what the new aircraft is like, and how the Business Class
at the front, differs from the Economy Class at the back.
There is a lot of new technology on this
aircraft, the cabin pressure and humidity is vastly improved over
older aircraft, and, just like on an
Airbus A380, gives travellers a far greater and more enjoyable
flying experience. One innovation that does not yet appear on
other aircraft is the electronic shutter. These shutters,
replacing the old pull-down system, allow a passenger to select
how dark they wish the window to be, and permit the cabin crew to
operate all the shutters in the aircraft from a single control
point. Business Class passengers concerned about the window in the
toilet at the front will be happy to learn that those windows have
the traditional pull-down system, ensuring no unwelcome surprises
for Qatar Airways premium class passengers.
Qatar Airwaysí new 787s feature a total of 254
seats in a two-class configuration of 22 in Business and 232 in
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.
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
- HD Video