Korean Air has officially received the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the first of its kind delivered to a Korean flag carrier.
Korean Air said on Thursday it held a ceremony to acquire the South Carolina-assembled aircraft at Boeing’s Charleston factory there.
The ceremony was attended by Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Hanjin Group (back), Cho Won-tae, president of Korean Air (center), Rick Anderson, vice president of Sales, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services (far left) and Chaker Chahrour, vice president of Global Sales and Marketing, GE Aviation (far right) among others.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the latest version of the Boeing 787 genre that comes with cutting-edge material and environmental science for high energy efficiency. It consists of 50 percent polymer composites and 20 percent aluminum alloy with improved performance and reduced weight. This helps save 20 percent of the fuel required per seat and reduces 20 percent of emissions and 60 percent of landing noise compared to contemporary models.
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