have announced that they have successfully completed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process for our Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The inaugural 787 commercial flight departs Houston
on the 4th November at 7:20 a.m. Central time. United have been blaming delays with Boeing deliveries may mean some of the flights originally scheduled with the new 787 Dreamliner will now operate with a different aircraft type.
The first United Dreamliner arrived in Houston on the 28th September to begin a month-long certification program that included non-commercial flights to several of the airline’s domestic and international airports. These flights totalled more than 100 flying hours. During this time, the United pilots, flight attendants and mechanics put the aircraft through a series of test scenarios, including diversions and simulated mechanical issues, in thorough preparation for service.
“I want to thank my co-workers who worked so carefully and professionally to get United certified to operate the Dreamliner,” said Jeff Smisek, United President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Many people from across the company put in a lot of work to help us induct and prepare to operate the 787, and I’m proud to share this important day with all of them.”
To date, United have received two of the 50 Dreamliners they have on order.
United Airlines 787 Information
Configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 70 seats in United Economy Plus and 113 seats in United Economy, the Dreamliner will revolutionize the flying experience for United customers and crews while delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Customers will experience greater comfort with improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features.