The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a certification for the B787 Dreamliner on 23 May, allowing the aircraft’s use in the country and clearing the way for Chinese airlines such as China Southern to take it to the skies.
A source from China Southern confirmed that B787 will be delivered to them early next month, though the exact routes it will first be used on have not been finalised. The airline will be the first to receive B787s in China and they will consist of first, business and economy class cabins.
The first class seat will be in a cocoon style, with the oval back divider providing a sense of privacy. It features a massage function and can be reclined to a flat bed. Each has its own power outlet, USB port and 17” personal TV.
The business class seat can also recline into 180 degrees, and it has an adjustable reading lamp, beverage stand, magazine shelf, shoe stowage and 15” personal TV.
Economy seats have 9” personal TVs.
Windows are 65 per cent larger than those on other aircraft and they are electrochromic dimmable.
China Southern currently has 10 B787s on order.
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