WestJet’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner almost ready for delivery

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WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline – behind Air Canada – has released pictures of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft, registered C-GUDH, will be deployed on routes between Calgary and Paris, London Gatwick and Dublin (from April 2019). Back in May 2017, the airline signed an agreement with Boeing that included commitments for 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, with options for an additional 10 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2024. The airline also announced it has selected General Electric’s GEnx-1B engine for the 787.

WestJet to purchase Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

A smooth journey

The WestJet 787 Dreamliner has smart sensors that detect turbulence and are designed to reduce motion sickness eightfold, according to Boeing.

A spectacular view of the world

  • The biggest window size of any aircraft, positioned so that everyone can enjoy the views
  • Dreamliner interior includes high vaulted ceiling, wide body, and adjustable LED lighting
  • No more shades – windows are dimmable at the touch of a button

A greener machine

  • Dreamliners use 25% less fuel per passenger compared with aircraft of a similar size
  • 10% more fuel efficient than the best of its competition, according to Boeing

Welcome a breath of fresh air

  • More humid cabin air means your throat and eyes suffer less dryness
  • Cabin is pressurized to 2,000 ft lower than the standard 6000ft, making it easier to breathe
  • HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filtering technology – the same used in hospital operating rooms

Experience a quieter cabin

  • A quiet air conditioner and technology that reduces vibrations in sidewalls, ceilings, and softens engine noise
  • Better speakers make the public address system easy to hear

The airline will deploy the 787-9 from Calgary Airport to Dublin, London and Paris from 28 April 2019

  • Calgary – Dublin 3x a week from J June 2019
  • Calgary -Paris 4x a week from 17 May 2019
  • Calgary – London (Gatwick) Daily from 28 April 2019

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