Biman Bangladesh Airlines received first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Biman Bangladesh Airlines received its first of four Boeing 787-8s on August 19, 2018, at a ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Dreamliner should enter service on September 1, 2018, with a maiden flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to the official statement. Another plane should join the fleet in November 2018, and the remaining two in September 2019. The four aircraft were part of a larger order signed in 2008 to renew Biman fleet. The two 737-800s and four 77-300ERs that were also included have already been delivered. A team of fourteen pilots and eleven engineers were trained by Biman to operate and maintain the planes.
The Dreamliners of the Bangladeshi company are organized in a 271-seat two class configuration, with 24 business class seats and 247 economy class seats. The aircraft is equipped with inflight roaming system.
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