13 NOVEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 13 NOVEMBER 2017

Double delight for Emirates

In a weekend of celebration for Emirates, the airline yesterday announced a commitment to buy 40 Boeing B787-10 Dreamliners, hard on the heels of unveiling new interiors for its Boeing B777 fleet – including the industry’s first “virtual windows”. 

The Dreamliner deal, announced jointly with Boeing at the Dubai Air Show, is valued at US$15.1bn at current prices, including the aircraft and related equipment. The airline said the Dash-10, largest of the Dreamliner family, was an ideal complement to the B777 fleet.

The new B777 interiors feature private suites with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors in a 1x1x1 configuration in First Class, with those in the middle aisle equipped with the virtual windows to ensure all First Class passengers have a view.

The windows project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. In the other suites, binoculars are available for passengers who want to explore the sky outside.

In Business Class, seats have also been redesigned with a 72in pitch and are convertible to fully-flat beds. Each also has touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system, privacy panels and personal mini-bar.

Economy Class features ergonomically-designed seats with leather headrests with flexible side panels and vertical adjustment for optimum support.



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