How many Boeing 787s are there?
As of October 2018, there have been 754 Boeing 787s manufactured. As of August 2018, there are currently 674 in service, the most of which belonging to All Nippon Airways with 64 in their fleet and more on order.
Which is bigger Airbus A380 or Boeing 787?
The Airbus A380 is bigger than the Boeing 787, because it is the biggest aircraft in the world. However, the Boeing 787 is still a pretty large aeroplane, and isn’t far behind in size.
How many seats on the Boeing 787?
The number of seats on the Boeing 787 depends on the configuration that the airline has chosen. For example, how many first class seats, how many economy class seats, and how much room is taken for other facilities. For example, the Thomson 787-8 has 47 premium seats and 241 standard seats, totalling 288, whereas the United 787-8 has 36 seats in Polaris class, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 113 in Economy, totalling 219.
How safe is the Boeing 787?
The Boeing 787 goes through rigorous safety checks before it is allowed to fly, and even harsher tests before it is allowed to fly commercially with passengers and airline staff on board. To pass these tests, the Boeing 787 has to be very safe. It has been approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, with features of its safety including the electric wing ice protection and its electric brakes. The aircraft previously experienced issues with its lithium-ion batteries in 2013, but after being grounded, reviewed by authorities and tested, the revised design was approved and the Boeings began flying passenger operations soon after.
What does a Boeing 787 cost?
The Boeing 787-3 will reportedly cost you US$150 million, the Boeing 787-8 variant costs around US$160 million and for the 787-9, it will set you back US$195 million. Luckily, a ticket on a Boeing 787 won’t set you back that much! The price of a ticket on a Dreamliner plane depends on variables including your start and end location, duration of the flight and time of year. Want to find out more about when is the best time to buy a flight? Read our blog which answers this question here.