Lufthansa Group Takes Delivery of First of 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on Order
The Lufthansa Group has today taken delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The aircraft is the first of 32 firm orders for the type from Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline Group.
On Monday (August 29, 2022), Boeing announced that the Lufthansa Group has taken delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Everett, Washington. Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline Group, has a total of 32 firm Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft on order. Today, Lufthansa joins over 50 global customers operating one of the industry’s most fuel-efficient and capable airplanes. Boeing designed this clean-sheet aircraft with superior efficiency, allowing airlines to open new direct routes, flying customers directly where they want to go in an exceptionally comfortable cabin. In addition to the 32 Dreamliners on order, Lufthansa Group also has firm orders for 20 Boeing 777-9 passenger airplanes, as well as a recently placed a firm order for seven dedicated 777-8 Freighters.
In Monday’s announcement, Lufthansa Airlines’ CEO, Jens Ritter, said,
“With the Boeing 787, we are introducing another modern aircraft type that is one of the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft in our fleet. This will allow us to significantly further improve the average CO2 balance. This aircraft is sustainable and offers customers a premium flying experience.”
Also commenting on the milestone 787-9 delivery, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President and CEO, Stan Deal, said,
“Today's delivery to the Lufthansa Group is a significant milestone for both companies as we resume European 787 deliveries and Lufthansa receives its first 787. I am delighted to see Lufthansa join a growing set of airlines worldwide operating the industry’s most capable twin-engine airplane. With unmatched fuel efficiency and huge passenger appeal, the 787 will play an integral role in the Lufthansa Group’s long-haul network.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivers a fuel use and emissions reduction of 25 percent compared to the legacy airplanes they replace. Since entering revenue passenger service in 2011, Boeing 787s have helped the industry avoid over 125 billion pounds of carbon emissions. The efficient aircraft Family has also allowed carriers to launch over 320 new routes, including approximately 50 new routes since 2020 alone. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner can fly 296 passengers up to 7,565 nautical miles (14,010 km) in a standard two-class configuration.
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