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Air Canada reveals new long-haul cabin

20 May 2014 by GrahamSmith

Air Canada has today unveiled its new international interior product, two days after receiving delivery of its first B787 Dreamliner.

The airline will provide three cabins — International Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy — on its B787s and converted 777 aircraft.

Each cabin will contain ergonomic seating, touchscreen in-flight entertainment, power outlets and USB ports.

Air Canada International Business cabin

International Business cabin

Air Canada International Business cabin

International Business cabin

Air Canada International Business cabin

International Business cabin

International Business class will feature fully-flat seats and, on the Dreamliner, will contain 20 Executive Pods with an "adjustable pneumatic cushion system that can be extended into a fully-flat sleeping position 80 inches in length". The IFE system is 18 inches in this class.

The B787's International Business cabin is laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration, while Premium Economy is 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration with 38-inch legroom, a 19.5-inch seat width, a seven-inch recline and a nine or 11-inch IFE system.

Economy has 210 slimline seats in a 3-3-3 configuration with a nine-inch IFE screen.

Air Canada Premium Economy cabin

Premium Economy cabin

Air Canada Premium Economy cabin

Premium Economy cabin

Air Canada will take delivery of 37 Dreamliners by the end of 2019, 15 of which will be 787-8s and the remaining 22 787-9s. It received its first B787-8 on Sunday (see news, May 19).

Initially, the carrier will deploy the B787 on domestic routes, including Toronto to Montreal and Vancouver, for crew training purposes.

It will then be deployed on its first route proper to Tel Aviv, before it is added to Air Canada's Tokyo Haneda service in July (see news, December 2013).

Air Canada Economy cabin

Economy cabin

Air Canada Economy cabin

Economy cabin

Air Canada maiden B787 flights lands in Toronto

Maiden flight: Air Canada's first B787 Dreamliner lands in Toronto on Sunday 

Ben Smith, executive vice president and CCO, said: "We are very excited to debut today Air Canada's completely re-designed seating and cabin amenities for international customers following the arrival of our first 787 Dreamliner.

"As we continue to renew our international widebody fleet with the introduction of these next-generation, fuel efficient aircraft over the next five years, we look forward to offering our customers the very best in comfort and amenities."

aircanada.com

Graham Smith

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