Boeing aerospace company [NYSE: BA] has announced Biman Bangladesh Airlines is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet with two additional airplanes valued at USD 585 million at list prices, the company said.
The purchase — recorded in October as an unidentified order on Boeing´s website — complements Biman´s fleet of 787-8 jets with the larger and longer-range 787-9 variant. The national flag carrier of Bangladesh says the addition of the 787-9 will help modernize its fleet and expand its international network.
The 787-9 is part of a three-member family that offers long range and unmatched fuel efficiency in the 200 to 350 seat market. For Biman Bangladesh, the 787-9 can carry 298 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and fly up to 7,530 nautical miles (13,950 kms) while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent compared to older airplanes.
As part of a multiyear agreement, the airline´s pilots began using the Jeppesen Flite Deck Pro X electronic flight bag (EFB) platform to access mobile charts and navigational information, increasing situational awareness on the ground and in the air.
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