Egypt's flagship airliner EgyptAir is set to receive on Wednesday the fifth B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft from the United States, which is part of a deal to purchase six such aircraft.
The aircraft is operated using biofuel, the first of its kind to be used by EgyptAir.
The jet will take off on Tuesday from the US in the longest flight in the history of Egyptian civil aviation.
Ahmed Adel, chairman of Egyptair Holding Company, said that flight MS3330 is set to take off within hours from the aircraft delivery centre at the Everett factory in Seattle, and is scheduled to reach Cairo International Airport on Wednesday.
The first B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft joined the EgyptAir fleet in March.
These aircraft are currently serving the company's international lines of Washington, Frankfurt, Paris, Kuwait and Dubai, and are scheduled to operate on other lines during the coming period.
The 787-9 Dreamliner can seat around 300 passengers, divided into 30 Diamond Super-Full-Flat Bed in business class and 279 in economy class.
The Dreamliner aircraft is part of a $6 billion upgrade plan by the national carrier to acquire 45 new planes from different companies, in what EgyptAir described as the biggest-ever deal made by the company.