Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier in the industry of aviation in Bangladesh, is going to receive its second dreamliner aircraft on first week of December this year. Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 is the latest state of the art aircraft with latest technology on board.
The new aircraft is scheduled to arrived at around 4.30pm on December 1, 2018.
Biman expects the flight operation with the second dreamliner from December 10, 2018. Biman will operate 6 flights in Dhaka-London route, 4 flights in Dhaka-Dammam route, 3 flights in Dhaka-Bankok routes every week with this 271 seater big bird.
Dreamliner is able to fly 16 hours at a stretch and consumes 20 percent less fuel than other aircrafts. This aircraft can reach at a top speed of 650 km per hour. Shevron technology has been used in this aircraft to reduce noise on air.
In 2008, Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed agreement with American Aircraft Manufacturer Boeing to buy 10 new aircraft at a price of 2.1 Billion US Dollars. Within this year, 6 aircraft has been added to Biman fleet already. Rest four aircraft are Dreamliner one of which named “Akashbina” arrived in Dhaka at August 19, 2018.
Names of the four dreamliners has been set to be “Akashbina”, “HongshoBalaka”, “Gangchil” and “Rajhongsho”. Honoruable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina named these aircraft herself.
Dreamliner has 271 seat capacity of which, 24 seats for business class and 247 seats for economy class passengers. Made with composite material, this aircraft is lighter than any similar aircraft. Equipped with LED monitor infront of each seat, the aircraft will facilitate the broadcast of 9 tv channels including BBC, CNN. In flight entertainment system (IFE) will entertain the passengers with more than 100 movies, from classic to blockbuster ones. Passengers can also enjoy specially made games in flight.