Biman’s third brand new Boeing 787-8, recognized as the Dreamliner, will arrive in Bangladesh tomorrow as the 15th aircraft to the national flag carrier.
“The new aircraft designated as Gangchil will land at Hazrat Shahjalah International Airport tomorrow afternoon from the USA’s Seattle’s Boeing Factory,” a Biman press release stated.
It is assumed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who named all the Dreamliners will inaugurate the 3rd Boeing 787-8 on August 7.
Earlier, the first Dreamliner Boeing 787-8, identified as Akash Beena, appeared here in August last year while the second one known as Hangsabalaka arrived in December.
In 2008, Biman Bangladesh Airlines confirmed a US$2.1 billion agreement with Boeing to acquire 10 new aircraft.
Of those, Boeing has already delivered four 777-300ER’s and two 737-800’s and two Dreamliner to Biman.
The fourth Dreamliner Rajhangsha, the latest one of the 10th new aircraft, will be added to the Biman’s fleet in September next.
Gangchil, the 271-seat Boeing 787-8, has been created as 20 percent fuel-efficient carrier related to the other aircraft. The airliner can fly 16 hours nonstop with an average velocity of 650 miles per hour.
It will provide its travelers with wifi services at a height of 43,000 feet, allowing passengers to browse the internet or connect with their friends and family at any end of the world.