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Photo report: Air New Zealand shows off first 787-9

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 10, 2014
ZK--NZE at the Boeing's Customer Delivery Centre at Paine Field on Wednesday.
ZK–NZE at the Boeing’s Customer Delivery Centre at Paine Field on Wednesday.

Air New Zealand has shown off its first 787-9 to media a day ahead of the aircraft’s delivery flight to Auckland. These images show some of the feaures of the 301-seat airliner, including the airline’s famous ‘cuddle class’ Skycouch, new IFE system and off-the-rack premium economy seats (rather than the Spaceseat premium economy seat design as found in its 777-300ERs). A full report on the aircraft’s entry into service with Air New Zealand will feature in the August issue of Australian Aviation.

Media interview Air NZ CFO Rob McDonald
Nine-abreast economy class
‘Bookcase’ in one of the lavatories
Economy class
Premium economy
Overhead crew rest
ZK-NZE will be the only all-black Air NZ 787, the rest will feature the airline’s new standard white with black tail and black fern leaf design.

Comments (7)

  • reverend


    I hope Air N.Z buys boeing 777-9x to replace boeing 777-300ER in time and airbus a350-900 to replace boeing 777-200ER or 787-9 with 290 seats 24 business 27 premium to replace boeing 777-200

  • Graham Smith


    Well done Air New Zealand, a nice piece of kit.

  • Arcanum


    I love NZ, but I’m not a fan of the new livery. The all-black is OK, but I really do not like the new standard black-oh-white. I much preferred the old teal/blue colours.

  • Glen


    I am sure this aircraft is only replacing the 767 and 747 in Air NZ . I don’t think there is any replacement for 777-200 anytime soon or the 777-300ER.

  • bernard pattison


    hairs on the back of the head stuff!!!!!! well done Air New Zealand ad Boeing.

  • Raymond


    A pity that there will be only one all-black Air NZ 787, as it looks fantastic.

    Why wouldn’t Air NZ paint more (or all) of its 787’s in this livery?

  • Ray


    I must be the only person who isn’t a big fan of the all-black scheme. I think that the white/silver access ports and doors scattered across the fuselage make it look as though it’s received a fair degree of ramp-rash.

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