Singapore Airlines' New Planes Will Customize Your In-flight Experience Like Never Before
Earlier this week, Singapore Airlines took delivery of the world’s first Boeing 787-10 aircraft.
“The delivery of the first 787-10 underscores our longstanding commitment to operate a modern fleet, and marks the start of a new chapter in our shared story with Boeing,” airline CEO Goh Choon Phong said at the event in North Charleston.
The aircraft is the longest of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner variety at 224 feet long. In terms of fuel efficiency per seat, the aircraft is regarded as the most efficient of its size. It is capable of carrying 337 passengers: 36 in business and 301 in economy class.
Singapore Airlines says that customers will notice “a more tranquil cabin experience” on board. The aircraft has electronically dimmable windows and circulates “cleaner air” while providing a “quieter and smoother ride.”
The airline’s revamped cabin boasts business class seats that recline into 76-inch, fully flat beds. Economy class passengers have “ergonomically designed contour backrests” and headrests that adjust six different ways.
No matter the cabin, passengers onboard the 787-10 will experience the new myKrisWorld in-flight entertainment. The new system has unprecedented personalization, recommending entertainment based on passenger preferences and viewing history. Those who sign up for KrisFlyer (the airline’s frequent flier program) will be able to bookmark and resume movies for the next time they’re onboard a Singapore Airlines flight. The entertainment system will also remember customized and saved preferences.
The airline has placed 49 orders for the new aircraft.
Singapore Airlines plans to use the plane on flights up to eight hours. Beginning May 2018, the Boeing 787-10 will fly to Osaka and Perth. In the meantime, flight crew will undergo training on select flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.