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All you need to know about India’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner by Vistara

March 3, 2020: On Monday, the Indian carrier Vistara unveiled India’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and its first wide-body aircraft, which arrived in Delhi on February 29, 2020, from Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has features such as an advanced air purification system, more headroom, greater space in overhead bins, larger windows that give an increased sense of space, turbulence-dampening technology and lower cabin altitude.
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The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has features such as an advanced air purification system, more headroom, greater space in overhead bins, larger windows that give an increased sense of space, turbulence-dampening technology and lower cabin altitude.

March 3, 2020: On Monday, the Indian carrier Vistara unveiled country’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and its first wide-body aircraft, which arrived in Delhi on February 29, 2020, from Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington.

The airline celebrated its newest and 40th aircraft in a grand ceremony at the Delhi Airport. Vistara revealed its new cabin products for long-haul international flights that the aircraft will start operating soon.

“This magnificent aircraft signals the advent of world-class air travel for millions of Indians. And it also tells the world that Vistara has arrived”, said Bhaskar Bhat, chairman, Vistara.

Leslie Thng, chief executive officer, Vistara, said, “With the unveiling of our new cabin products, today’s milestone reflects Vistara’s deep-rooted commitment to providing our customers with a premium travel experience like no other carrier in India. We are confident that millions of our loyal customers will be delighted to have the choice of flying their favourite Indian airline now on long haul international routes as well.”

Vistara has new cabin products from the seats to lighting in Business, Premium Economy and Economy.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
“We are delighted to see Vistara introduce India’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airplane's superior efficiency and range have allowed airlines to open more than 250 new non-stop routes around the world. We are confident passengers on board the 787-9 Dreamliner are going to have a great flying experience in Vistara’s beautiful new cabin,” said John Bruns, vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, India and Southeast Asia, The Boeing Company.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has features such as an advanced air purification system, more headroom, greater space in overhead bins, larger windows that give an increased sense of space, turbulence-dampening technology and lower cabin altitude — all designed by Boeing.

The Making of Vistara’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Business Class
Vistara’s Dreamliners feature 30 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, upholstered in premium genuine leather that recline into fully-flat beds and offer direct aisle access to every passenger in the cabin. Among other features, Business Class customers enjoy 18" High Definition (HD) touchscreen in-seat TV, a Video Handset to navigate the In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system and ambient lighting in the generous stowage compartments and footwell area.

• 30 lie-flat Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration
• SeatManufacturer:Steia
• Seat Pitch: 44"| Seat Width: 20” (26” with armrest lowered) | Bed Width: 20" (26" with armrest lowered)
• IFE Monitor Size: 18”
• IFE Touchscreen Video Handset
• Six-way headrest, headset hook, stowage compartment, pull-out mirror, large cocktail table, three-point seatbelt
• USB Port and 3-Pin charging point in every seat
• A touch-based Passenger Control Unit for customers to control seat functions

Premium Economy
The separate and private Premium Economy cabin has 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration, also upholstered in premium genuine leather. The seats have individually adjustable calf rests, extendable footrests, 7” reclining backrests, six-way adjustable headrests, a 13” HD touchscreen seatback monitor and a Touchpad Handset Control to navigate the IFE system.

• Separate and private cabin
• 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration
• Seat Manufacturer: RECARO
• Seat Pitch: 38” | Seat Width: 19.09" | Recline angle: 7"
• IFE Monitor Size: 13” (seatback monitor) and 12” (in-arm monitor)
• IFE Touchpad Handset in each seat
• Audio jack and recline control
• Individually adjustable calf rest, extendable footrest and six-way adjustable headrest
and a cocktail table
• Large tray table, plentiful storage space
• USB Port and 3-Pin charging point in every seat

Economy Class
Economy Class has 248 seats in 3-3-3 configuration covered with high-quality breathable fabric, considered best for long-haul flights. A high literature pocket ensures greater legroom, meeting the comfort needs of any passenger on a long flight and offering the best value for money.

• Economy cabin with 248 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration
• Manufacturer: RECARO
• Seat Pitch: 31” (30” for Rows 42 and 58) I Seat Width: 17” I Recline angle: 5”
• IFE Monitor Size: 12” (seatback monitor) and 12” (in-arm monitor)
• Modular design of seats gives it the lightest weight in its class without compromising on comfort
• Six-way headrest for enhanced neck support
• High literature pocket ensuring greater legroom
• USB Port in every seat and 3-Pin Power Outlet (two for every three seats)

First Indian carrier to offer inflight connectivity
Vistara’s IFE system will provide passengers a rich multimedia library of nearly 700 hours of wide-ranging engaging content that includes movies, TV shows and audio compilations of various genres as well as games. It also includes a superior map experience with 3D flight path map and flight tracker. The aircraft is equipped with wireless connectivity, which will allow passengers to access the internet through onboard Wi-Fi, 3G mobile data through GSM and GPRS for SMS and MMS services, subject to necessary regulatory approvals. Vistara will be the first Indian carrier to offer inflight connectivity to its passengers.

Human Centric Lighting
Vistara’s Dreamliners come with a special wellness lighting solution called Human Centric Lighting developed by jetlite to enhance passenger well-being. The lighting considerations incorporate the chronobiological impact, corporate design and effect on colours and materials used in the cabin. By adjusting light colour and intensity throughout flights, it helps travellers to adjust their sleep schedules and arrive well-rested and feeling less jet-lagged. Vistara is Asia’s first airline to offer cabin lighting of this sort.

“With this aircraft, we take Vistara’s globally-acknowledged five-star service to an exceptional technical and engineering platform. We offer a unique combination to travellers around the world coming to India and present to India, its favourite airline in a new avatar. Whichever cabin our customers choose to fly — Business, Premium Economy or Economy, we have made sure our product delights everyone from the minute they step onboard.”, added Thng.

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