Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Flying into the Future

Under our current fleet plan, the Qantas Group has option and purchase rights for 50 Boeing 787 aircraft for delivery from 2016.

The Boeing 787 offers breakthrough technology which enables longer point-to-point routes throughout the world. Employing a lighter fuselage, constructed from composite material, the B787 can fly further with a full load and faster than any other aircraft of its size.

Other benefits include an increased window size and a lower cabin altitude that reduces the effects of jetlag and a unique 'double bubble' design that increases width at shoulder height to ensure the most spacious cabin feel for passengers.

Visit the Boeing website for more information on the Boeing 787.

General Electric GEnx Engines

B787 aircraft in Sydney

Qantas has chosen the General Electric (GE) GEnx engines to power its Boeing 787 fleet.

Combining the latest generation materials and new technology, GEnx provides superior performance, lower maintenance costs and substantial environmental benefits including:

  • 20% better fuel efficiency,
  • 20% reduction in carbon emissions,
  • 40% reduction in nitrous oxide emissions, and
  • 50% smaller noise footprints around airports.

The GEnx, combined with the groundbreaking technology Boeing is introducing with the B787 aircraft, will ensure that Qantas will have the most efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft available.

Visit the GE Aviation website for more information on the GEnx.

Boeing 787 Technical Specifications

B787-8 B787-9
Seating 210 - 250*

250 - 290*

Configuration Twin aisle

Twin aisle

Length 57 metres (186 feet)

63 metres (206 feet)

Height 17 metres (56 feet)

17 metres (56 feet)

External Fuselage Width 574 centimetres
(226 inches)

574 centimetres
(226 inches)

Wing Span 60 metres (197 feet)

60 metres (197 feet)

Cruise Speed Mach 0.85

Mach 0.85

Maximum Take-off Weight 228 tonnes

247 tonnes

*Typical Boeing 2 class seating arrangements

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