Boeing has delivered the primary of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airways.
The deal comes by way of a lease from Air Lease Company.
The Vietnamese flag provider plans to place the 787-10 – probably the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane within the trade – on the busiest routes in its increasing community.
“Welcoming the most important member of the 787 household to our rising fleet ensures we proceed to boast one of many youngest and most trendy fleets in Asia and in addition provides a aggressive edge to Vietnam Airways’ operations.
“We admire the unbeatable effectivity efficiency with lowered gasoline burn and excellent passenger consolation and facilities,” mentioned Pham Ngoc Minh, chairman of the board of administrators of Vietnam Airways.”
The brand new 787-10 will complement Vietnam Airways’ present fleet of 787-9 jets.
With the supply to Vietnam Airways, the 787-10 continues to broaden its world presence.
Greater than 30 of this Dreamliner mannequin have been delivered to 6 operators for the reason that airplane entered industrial service final 12 months.
“Vietnam Airways has achieved spectacular progress lately and helped energy the fast rise of economic aviation in south-east Asia.
“We see even better potential forward and the 787-10 brings the proper mixture of measurement and effectivity for Vietnam Airways to serve high-demand routes, whereas the longer-range 787-9 delivers the pliability to attach the world’s main cities with common locations in Vietnam and surrounding international locations,” mentioned Ihssane Mounir, senior vp of economic gross sales and advertising of the Boeing Firm.
“We’re excited to associate as soon as once more with ALC to deliver a state-of-the-art airplane to a valued buyer.
“We’re assured the 787-10 will assist Vietnam Airways proceed to develop its regional and worldwide community and enhance its award-winning service.”