Exceptional fuel efficiency: The 787 family uses 20 to 25 percent less fuel on a per passenger basis than the airplanes they replace.
Low maintenance costs: The strong, durable composites that make up the 787 fuselage contribute to a 30 percent reduction in airframe maintenance costs than for previous-generation airplanes.
Mixed-fleet flying: Significant flight-deck commonality between the 787 and 777 benefits airlines that use mixed-fleet flying, scheduling pilots to fly more than one kind of airplane. Pilots who fly the 777 need only five days of training to fly the 787.
Standard airplane: This philosophy minimizes variation while still providing options desired by airlines and leasing companies.
Higher speed: At Mach 0.85, the 787 is as fast as the 777 and 747 and faster than other airplanes of its size. Boeing's flexible twin-aisle offerings allows an airline to have airplane families with the same speed, range and economics in three distinct sizes.
More revenue cargo: The 787 family is an excellent cargo carrier, which is key revenue for most airlines, especially as they open new city pairs.
More flying days: With its advanced, single-barrel composite fuselage and robust design, the 787 needs less scheduled maintenance than previous-generation airplanes, which translates to more flying days and more revenue.
Nonstop routes: The 787 allows airlines to open new long-distance routes profitably, satisfying passengers' expectations for direct flights. To date, operators have opened or announced more than 100 new nonstop routes with the 787 family.
Flexible seating configuration: Operators can configure the 787 interior quickly and in a variety of ways to match their market needs.
Preferred passenger experience: Passengers want to fly nonstop to where they want to go on midsized airplanes, such as the 787, rather than connect through hubs on giant-sized airplanes. In addition, the 787 offers many new passenger-pleasing features that provide unprecedented comfort, convenience and a great flying experience.