World’s fourth and latest technology fitted 787 dream liner aircraft ‘Rajhansha’ is going to join the fleet of Biman Bangladesh airlines on Thursday (Sept. 12).
The dream liner will reach on Thursday afternoon at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport. With the joining of this new aircraft the number of the aircrafts will be sixteen.
The dream liner will be welcomed through giving water canon salute after it’s landing at the runway. To bring the aircraft a group of representatives of Biman has already reached at Evertay Delivery and operation center of Boeing Company at Seattle.
On Saturday (sept.14) at 11 A.M. (morning) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the 4th dream liner.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed a contract with the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company in 2008 to purchase 10 new passenger aircrafts. Meanwhile four Boeings 777-300 ER, 2 Boeing 737-800, 3 Boeing 787-8 dream liners had already joined the Biman’s fleet. The 4th and the last aircraft ‘Rajhansha’ is arriving on Thursday. Through joining of the last one, the contract of taking supply of ten aircrafts will be completed.
All the four dream liners of Biman were named by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. These are Akash Bina, Hansha Balaka, Gangchil and Rajhnasha. Earlier another four Boeing aircrafts were also named by the Prime Minister, Palki, Arun Alo, Akash Pradip, Ranga Pravat, Meghdoot and Mayur Pankhi. Of them two are 777-300 and two are 737-800.
It is learnt that this dream liner can fly for sixteen hours at a stretch and burns 20 percent less fuel than normal aircraft. The number of seats in the dream liner Rajhansha is 271. The number of Business class seats is 24 while the rest 247 are of Economy class. The Business class seats are set with the reclined facility of 180 degree and the passengers can travel on flat bed comfortably if desire. In the aircraft the passengers will have the modern facilities of internet and phone call system.