September 6, 2012, is a very special day for Air India as the first of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner was handed over to Air India at Charleston, USA. The aircraft was received by Capt Soman and Capt amitabh Sigh on behalf of the airline. The factory-fresh 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner will touch down at Delhi’s IGI Airport, Terminal-3 on September 8, 2012. This is the first of the 27 B-787 Dreamliners ordered by Air India. The order also reaffirmed an over six-decade-long relationship with aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co.
Dreamliner- the next generation flying machine is the ultimate in terms of passenger comfort- offering an unparalleled feeling of spaciousness inside the aircraft with roomier cabins and higher head clearance. This state-of-the-art aircraft is configured to accommodate 256 seats, – 18 full flat Business Class seats, with flat-bed recline and 238 Economy Class seats.
The In-Flight Entertainment system (Top Series i8000) is supplied by M/s Thales – USA. The system, with large LCD display screens, designed to provide advanced features and enhancements to the passengers. It is built upon the latest generation industry standards for network architecture and technology to provide passengers with audio, video, games, entertainment and communications features better than the latest in-home capabilities.