Thai Airways outlines details of new B787

5 Jun 2014 by Clement Huang

Thai Airways has revealed the first images of its upcoming Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The aircraft, painted in the carrier’s livery, was rolled out onto the tarmac at Boeing’s Everett factory in Washington, United States.

Thai Airways will take delivery of the aircraft later this July, and expects to receive a further five 787-8s by June 2015.

Like all of the carrier’s aircraft, a name has been bestowed upon the airline’s first Dreamliner.

Thai Airways’ new 787-8 “Ongkharak” is named after a district in the western part of Nakhon Nayok Province in Central Thailand, and is equipped with the next generation Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-A engines.

The interior offers 264 seats in a two-class cabin. Each of the 24 Royal Silk (business) seats feature a 60-inch pitch and 21-inch width, and are able to recline to a 78-inch bed in a fully flat, 180-degree position.

The seats have a shell design, arranged in a 2-2-2 abreast configuration. Each also comes with a 16-inch personal screen that offers a selection of movies, games, music, TV programmes, and travel information. 

Meanwhile, the 240 gold and purple economy class seats are arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration, and feature a 32-inch pitch and 18-inch width. An 11-inch personal screen is located at the back of each seat.

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Clement Huang

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