Finished: The frist Dreamliner for Southeast Asia

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Royal Brunei Dreamliner
Photo: Bernie Leighton

It’s done and painted: The new aircraft that left Boeing’s hangars in Seattle is nothing less than the first Dreamliner to be delivered to Southeast Asia – to Royal Brunei.

Touted as the Boeing’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, the twin-engine Dreamliner is the first mid-sized commercial plane capable of flying long-range routes. For Royal Brunei, the new jet is expected to give giving the flag carrier a competitive edge as it is undergoing a major rebranding process towards revitalising itself on the global aviation market.

Royal Brunei has ordered a total of 5 Dreamliners. The first one, scheduled to arrive in October in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The new aircraft is planned to replace the current B777 aircraft on the daily Brunei-London route via Dubai by December 1.

The Dreamliner has been riddled with safety issues, ranging from battery troubles that led to the grounding of the Dreamliners already in operation last January 2013, to a fuel pump indicator malfunction and an onboard fire recently.

However, the company said it since has addressed the battery issues, leading flight authorities to allow airlines to resume Dreamliner flights. Royal Brunei said that it was undeterred by the issues and got regular updates on the technical issues.

 

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Photo: Bernie Leighton

It’s done and painted: The new aircraft that left Boeing’s hangars in Seattle is nothing less than the first Dreamliner to be delivered to Southeast Asia – to Royal Brunei.

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Royal Brunei Dreamliner
Photo: Bernie Leighton

It’s done and painted: The new aircraft that left Boeing’s hangars in Seattle is nothing less than the first Dreamliner to be delivered to Southeast Asia – to Royal Brunei.

Touted as the Boeing’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, the twin-engine Dreamliner is the first mid-sized commercial plane capable of flying long-range routes. For Royal Brunei, the new jet is expected to give giving the flag carrier a competitive edge as it is undergoing a major rebranding process towards revitalising itself on the global aviation market.

Royal Brunei has ordered a total of 5 Dreamliners. The first one, scheduled to arrive in October in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The new aircraft is planned to replace the current B777 aircraft on the daily Brunei-London route via Dubai by December 1.

The Dreamliner has been riddled with safety issues, ranging from battery troubles that led to the grounding of the Dreamliners already in operation last January 2013, to a fuel pump indicator malfunction and an onboard fire recently.

However, the company said it since has addressed the battery issues, leading flight authorities to allow airlines to resume Dreamliner flights. Royal Brunei said that it was undeterred by the issues and got regular updates on the technical issues.

 

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