SEATTLE- Boeing and Air Canada (AC) have jointly announced that the airline has chosen to enhance and expand its fleet by ordering 18 787-10s widebody jets, with the possibility of acquiring an additional 12 aircraft.
The national flag carrier of Canada plans to utilize these new fuel-efficient planes as a key component of its broader strategy to reduce carbon emissions and expand its worldwide flight network.
Air Canada Orders Boeing 787-10s
“Air Canada has prioritized enhancing the passenger experience, and we’ve observed that customers truly enjoy flying on the Dreamliner. We are delighted to offer them a larger version of this popular aircraft featuring a cutting-edge interior cabin design. Equally important, the 787 is exceptionally fuel-efficient, leading to operational cost savings and aligning with our sustainability objectives to reduce emissions,” explained Michael Rousseau, President and CEO of Air Canada.
The 787 is recognized for its substantial fuel efficiency and operational improvements, reducing fuel consumption by up to 25% compared to previous-generation aircraft. This aligns with Air Canada’s ambitious environmental goals for the coming decades.
As the airline expands its international routes in both new and existing markets, it is well-positioned to optimize its fleet. The Dreamliner family’s flexibility and economic benefits will further enhance Air Canada’s operations.
“With the addition of the 787 Dreamliner family, Air Canada is on track to operate one of the most modern and efficient widebody fleets globally. The 787-10 will offer Air Canada increased flexibility and consistency across its extensive network, connecting Canadians to destinations worldwide,” noted Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Currently, Air Canada manages a fleet comprising 38 787 aircraft, including eight 787-8 and 30 787-9 jets. The 787-10, the largest model within this family, can accommodate up to 336 passengers and offers a range of 6,330 nautical miles (11,730 km).
Air Canada’s choice of the 787 Dreamliner family demonstrates its commitment to fostering economic growth and job opportunities throughout the Canadian aviation sector.
Canada plays a significant role in Boeing’s international supply chain, boasting over 550 suppliers. Among these, more than a dozen Canadian suppliers contribute to the 787 program, including Boeing’s aerospace composite manufacturing facility located in Winnipeg. Boeing annually contributes approximately CAD ~$4 billion in economic value to Canada, supporting over 14,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has introduced over 370 new nonstop routes worldwide and has garnered more than 1,760 orders from 87 customers, with over 870 repeat orders from 56 repeat customers.
The 787 has secured more than 295 orders and commitments in the past year alone. Nearly half of all 787 Dreamliner operators incorporate multiple variants into their fleets, and four airlines either operate or plan to operate fleets featuring all three variants.
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