Boeing and LATAM Airlines Group celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. LATAM is leasing the new airplane from Amsterdam-based lessor AerCap.
LATAM Airlines Group will become Latin America's first operator of
both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the
airline group launches 787-9 services on South American routes in
With this delivery, LATAM Airlines Group will have 11 787s in its
fleet, the most in Latin America. The company is building a fleet of
32 787 Dreamliners, including 10 787-9s, over the next several years.
The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the
fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9
will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 450 nautical miles
(830 kilometers) with the same exceptional environmental performance
– 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the
airplanes it replaces.
Fifty-eight customers from around the world have ordered more than
1,070 787s, with more than 200 airplanes delivered.