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
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.