A Guide to Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

The need for air transport throughout the world is continuously increasing because of its fast speed and efficiency. That is why Boeing Commercial Airplanes started developing and producing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This plane is suitable for transporting cargo and passengers in a short time.

Who doesn’t want their flight and the destination to be enjoyable? Everyone must arrive at their destination well-rested, with the sane excellent sleep you would have at your bed. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner offers intercontinental flights to Beijing, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, and many other destinations. 

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is one of the best aircraft in North America. It is also known as the best business class in North America and continuously provides comfort, technology, and innovation to its customers. The company has already used the aircraft’s large body to the Air Canada Signature Class dream cabin standard to improve other progressing large remaining body parts of the aircraft.

If you look from a technical perspective, the Dreamliner is a revolution in aviation history. The two engines and the vast jet body of the aircraft contains 50% of composite materials. Moreover, its design makes it lighter, consuming less fuel, and has a more extended range of flying. 

History of the Model

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took off for the first time on September 17, 2013. It was its first flight test program leading to the certification and delivery in the middle of 2014. Due to the new distinguishing Boeing plane, the efficient 787 aircraft completed a 5 hour and a 16-minute flight. It took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 11:02 AM in local time and landed at 4:18 PM on Seattle’s Boeing Field.

Sales of Boeing 787-9

Since its debut in 2013, its demand has gone up worldwide, with many airlines wanting to buy this model. This specific model has gotten 880 orders since 2013, with about 556 successful deliveries so far till 2021.  Out of these orders, Air Canada has ordered 29 of them, which have also been successfully delivered on time. 


The Boeing 787-9 got into many crashes and issues. Here are some of them:

1. B789 / A388, Singapore (2017)

On March 30, 2017, a Boeing 787-9 aircraft moving slowly on the runway for departing at night in Singapore got into a minor accident with a stationary Airbus A380. 

The investigation proved that the conflict took place due to poor control of the GND by the supervised trainee. The 787 crew did not handle the situation accurately upon facing a collision with the A380.

2. B789/B773, Delhi, India (2017)

On October 7, 2017, a Boeing 787-9 was arriving towards Delhi airport on the runway where a departing Boeing 777-300 was about to take off. The Boeing was about to land on runway 29 at Delhi airport, but that runway was being used by the departing Aircraft 777-300. 

It landed on the runway and came within 0.2 nm and 200 feet vertically to the airplane due to the ATC (Air Traffic Control) failure to ensure the required distance and separation needed. A proper investigation was launched to look into the whole event.

3. B789 / C172, en route Northwest of Madrid Spain (2017)

On August 8, 2017, Boeing 787-9 aircraft departing Madrid going towards Dallas-Forth Worth was landing on the FL109 pathway. It almost came into contact with another plane but thankfully was avoided due to the Boeing crew’s careful handling. The investigation proved that the other aircraft had a conflicting flight path. 

Specifications of Boeing 787-9

  • Cost

The average cost of Boeing 787-9 is estimated at around 292.5 million dollars. 

  • Passenger Seats

The Boeing 787-9 has 290 seats for passengers with two classes. The plane’s seats are well cushioned and very comfortable, with a monitor behind every seat.

  • Range Nautical Mile

It can travel to about a range of 7,635 nautical miles, which is about 14,140 km.

  • Length

The length of this model of Boeing airplane is 63 meters or 206 feet.

  • Wingspan

The length of its wings is 60.17 m or 197 feet 4 inches from one wingtip to another.

  • Height

The height of Boeing 787-9 is 17 meters or 55 feet 10 inches.

  • Engine

Boeing selected two engines to power 787-9. One is General Electric GEnx GEnx-1B, and the other one is Rolls Royce Trent 1000. 

  • Wheels

The Boeing 787-9’s nose gear has two wheels and two bogies of 4.

  • Maximum Weight Capacity

Its maximum take-off weight is about 502,500 pounds. 

  • Fuel Capacity

The Boeing 787-9 can store 126,206 liters of fuel that is about 33,340 gallons. 

Major Stories about the Boeing 787-9


Delay in Production and Technical Issues

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) stated that there had been many delivery issues. The delay in this model’s production has pushed back the planes’ delivery by the contract’s assigned time, and some have even passed the 12 months of the designated delivery time.  

In an article published in Feb 2021, John Plueger of the ALC said that this issue had gone longer than anticipated and must be resolved to ensure a good market for the model and a good relationship with Boeing and its customers. 

One of the other concerns raised by ALC is that it’s getting harder to maintain and fix this Boeing model, which along with the on-going delay in its production and delivery, gives airlines a hard time. As a result, more frequent and more extensive inspections are being conducted upon finding concerns in different parts.


Boeing 787-9 is an excellent airplane with many great features. It has 290 seats for passengers with business and economy class. It is one of Boeing’s most sought airplanes, with its demand increasing day by day. This plane is suitable not only for transporting people but also cargo and is one of Boeing’s most successful models to date. Air Canada has made Boeing even better by giving it its signature qualities, hence improving the overall customer’s flight experience.

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