Egypt's fifth Dreamliner arrives from Seattle

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Jul 2019

Fle Photo: EgyptAir's third B787-9 Dreamliner after landing in Cairo International Airport on Saturday, 15 June 2019 (Photo Courtesy of EgyptAir)

Egypt received its fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday after the model’s longest flight from Seattle, Washington, said flagship airliner EgyptAir in a statement.

It is the first flight in which the aircraft's Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine ran on biofuel, with 30 percent of the trip's fuel made from agricultural waste.

The move is part of the Egyptian carrier's efforts to promote reliance on clean, low-carbon energy in the aviation industry, the statement added.

The aircraft will come into operation on Friday and will be bound forParis.

The purchase of the advanced aircraft is part of a $6 billion deal signed by the national carrier in late 2017 to buy 45 new planes to upgrade its fleet, in what was touted as the biggest-ever deal made by the company.

The deal includes buying six new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. EgyptAir received the first two in March and April.

The 290-seat plane currently operates flights to Frankfurt, Paris, Kuwait and Dubai, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and Bangkok.

Egypt is scheduled to receive its last and sixth Dreamliner in mid-august, according to the statement.

The aircraft maker says this model, which features more electric system architecture, offers exceptional fuel efficiency and faster cruise speed.

EgyptAir has a fleet of 70 long, medium and short haul aircrafts, according to the company's website.

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