National carrier Air Canada received the first of its 37 ordered Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, C-GPHQ. The delivery flight from Paine Field, was met at Toronto’s Pearson airport with the traditional water cannon salute.[bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxhNSdoyIJU” width=”620″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”]
Air Canada intends to deploy the 787 to Tel Aviv and to Tokyo Haneda.
Unlike most other Dreamliner operators who have opted for a two class layout, Air Canada has chosen a three class cabin configuration with 20 new pod-type international business class seats, 21 seats in a seven abreast premium economy class with 19.5 inch width, 38 inch seat pitch and seven inch recline, and 210 seats in a bone crunching nine abreast economy class with a mere 17 inch seat width and a 31 inch seat pitch.
You can see more about Air Canada’s 787 at their microsite.