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Air Canada's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Air Canada's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Photo courtesy the airline.

Air Canada receives its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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.

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Air Canada intends to deploy the 787 to Tel Aviv and to Tokyo Haneda.

Air Canada's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Air Canada’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Boeing image.

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.

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A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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