Bangkok–Thai Airways: Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) today reveals the first newly painted Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in THAI livery.
The first THAI Dreamliner to be painted in THAI livery was rolled out today onto the tarmac at Boeing’s Everett Plant in Washington, United States. THAI’s 787-8 Dreamliner is a truly passenger-centered airplane, designed for a significantly better passenger experience – from seat design to material selection, to cushion comfort, legroom, washroom convenience, to dynamic LED lighting, and the 65 percent expanded views from the windows.
This first aircraft has been bestowed the name ONGKHARAK and carries the aircraft registration No. HS-TQA. THAI’s B787-8 aircraft is equipped with the next-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-A engines. The culmination of advanced aerodynamics, and lightweight structures contribute to 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, as well as less “roar” around airport boundaries and airport communities.
THAI’s Dreamliner interior is based on the Contemporary Thai design concept, with 264 seats in a two-class cabin. Each of the 24 Royal Silk Class seats is fitted with a 60-inch pitch and 21-inch seat width, and can recline to a 78-inch-long bed in full-flat, 180-degree position. The seats are shell-typed seats with a partition screen between seats, and arranged in a 2-2-2 abreast configuration allowing for privacy and easy access to the aisles. The Audio Video On Demand state-of-the-art inflight entertainment (eX3) provides for a wide selection of movies, games, music, TV programs, and digital reading of THAI news and travel information on the 16-inch personal screen.
THAI’s Dreamliner 240 Economy Class seats are designed in vivid gold and purple and arranged in a 3-3-3 abreast configuration. Each seat has a 32-inch seat pitch and an 18-inch width, and individual Audio Video On Demand (eX3) inflight entertainment system (AVOD) on the 11-inch personal screen.
Between July 2014 and June 2015 THAI will receive six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet.
Bangkok/5 Jun/Thai Airways.