Fast becoming one of the most common airplanes you see in the Air Canada fleet, the airline will have 29 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners by the end of 2019. The one pictured below, registered C-FKSV, is just a baby, delivered to Air Canada in June, 2016.
The images in the gallery below were taken on August 17, 2016 at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Mississauga, Ontario. For the full sized versions, simply click on the individual images. Below the gallery is more detailed information on this specific airplane, Boeing 787’s in general and the airline.
C-FKSV Air Canada Boeing 787 Image Gallery
As mentioned, C-FKSV was delivered to Air Canada on June 30, 2016. This was just a few weeks after it’s maiden flight on June 13, 2016. Air Canada has two different seating configurations for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. This was is set for flights leaving North America and has 30 business class, 21 premium economy and 247 economy seats.
Some of the airline’s Boeing 787’s are configured for flights destined within North America. These Dreamliners are set up with a two class system, including 30 business class seats and 268 more in economy class.
Based at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), this specific airplane is one of what will be a fleet of 29 Boeing 787’s belonging to Air Canada by the end of 2019.
The 787-9 is the extended version of the original 787-8. The first Boeing 787-8 made its first flight in 2009 and was introduced in 2011 with Nippon Airways being the first airline to put her in service.
20 feet longer than the 787-8, the Boeing 787-9 was introduced in July, 2014 with Air New Zealand. The -9 Dreamliner is 63 metres or 206 feet in length. The wingspan is 60 metres or 197 feet while the height at the tail is 17 metres or 55 feet. Cruise range is a lofty 15,372 kilometres.
Founded in 1937 as Trans-Canada Air Lines, the name changed to Air Canada on January 1, 1965. The airline is headquartered in Montreal at the Air Canada Centre, on the grounds of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).
Air Canada currently has 171 airplanes in its fleet. There are over 180 destinations that the airline flies to and that number seems to be rapidly increasing.
A founding member of the Star Alliance, Air Canada is now one of 27 airlines in the group. Other founding members include Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines.