In a year or two there will be non-stop flights to destinations of over eight thousand miles from Scottish airports without the aircraft having a weight penalty when the new Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 comes into service.
The fantastic Boeing Dreamliner aircraft can make a 20% fuel saving and a 60% decrease in noise compared to similar aircraft. This aircraft will set the standard for the future of aviation.
Now Airbus has taken note and had to rethink the design of their Airbus 350 which has not even been built. Most of the niggles folk have when taking long haul flights are being ironed out, The majority of aircraft are pressurized to 8,000 feet but the Dreamliner has a cabin pressure set at 6,000 feet. This should help prevent jetlag.
Overhead compartments will be larger around and toilets will allow wheelchair access. The windows on this aircraft will also be larger with a tinting mechanism installed to replace the older shades.
They will be an new all wireless inflight entertainment system and small LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting which will simulate day or night light conditions in the cabin.
The Dreamliner is also 12 "wider than the other similar aircraft which should give more room in the aisles.
The Dreamliner also has a cargo hold that can take five pallets and five LD3 containers an obviously the passengers bags.
Around 350 of these aircraft have been ordered and I am sure that more will be ordered when people have actually flown in one and the reviews start pouring out.