Boeing 787-8

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a long-haul, wide-body, twin-engine commercial aircraft designed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is part of the Boeing 787 family, which includes various models designed to offer improved fuel efficiency, passenger comfort, and operational flexibility. The 787-8 is the first model in this family and played a pivotal role in revolutionizing modern aviation.

Cabin Features and Passenger Comfort

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is known for its passenger comfort and advanced cabin features. Here are some of the notable cabin features and passenger comfort enhancements you can expect on this aircraft:

  • Cabin Pressurization and Humidity: The 787-8 has a lower cabin altitude and higher humidity levels compared to older aircraft. This can help reduce passenger fatigue and discomfort during long flights.
  • Quieter Cabin: The engines on the 787-8 are designed to be quieter, resulting in a more peaceful cabin environment with reduced noise levels.
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  • Enhanced Lighting: The cabin lighting in the 787-8 can be adjusted to simulate different times of day. This can help reduce jet lag and make long flights more comfortable for passengers.
  • Spacious Interior: The 787-8's interior design creates a sense of spaciousness, with larger overhead storage bins and a wider cabin.
  • Improved Air Quality: The 787-8's advanced air filtration system helps maintain a cleaner cabin environment by removing airborne particles, allergens, and odours.
  • Ergonomic Seating: Kenya Airways is dedicated to ensuring a superior travel experience for its passengers, and this commitment extends to the seating and comfort options available on its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. By carefully considering ergonomic seating and innovative cabin design, Kenya Airways aims to enhance passenger well-being during both short and long-haul flights.
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Basic Dimension

Wing Span 197ft 2in (60.1m)
Overall Length 186ft (56.7m)
Tail Height 55ft 4in (16.9m)
Interior Cabin Width 18ft (5.49m)
Diameter 19ft 4 in (5.91m)


Technical Information


Number of Aircraft:  

GEnx-1B 70/75  
thrust per engine @ Sea Level 

30 (Premier World)  
204 (Economy)

Max. Fuel Capacity:  
33,524 U.S. gal (126,903 L)

Seat Pitch:  
75 inches Premier World  
32 inches Economy

Max. Take-off Weight:  
502,500 lbs  
(227,930 kg)

Entertainment System: 

AVOD Premier World  
AVOD Economy

Maximum Range:  
7,850 nautical miles  
(14,500 km)

Total volume 4,400 cu ft  
(124.59 cu m)

Typical Cruise Speed:  
@ 35,000ft altitude  
0.85 Mach