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Before 11 September 2001, pilots may allow children to visit the cockpit. Many children are always curious about how an aircraft flies and the look of a cockpit.  The current regulations only permit cockpit access to crew members.

Nevertheless in Singapore, we are able to bring our kids to flight simulators such as Flight Experience at Singapore flyer. The static flight simulator operated by Flight Experience is a fully functional Boeing 737-800 simulator.

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KLM First B787-9 (PH-BHA) had completed its first test flight.

KLM’s first Boeing 787-9 (B789), registration number PH-BHA had just completed its maiden flight (test flight) on 14 October 2015. As the common practice, the aircraft will be delivered within a couple of weeks, if there is no outstanding issue during the Boeing test flight and Customer test flight. Following this generic guide, we can expect to see KLM receiving their first B787-9 very soon. 

KLM B787-9 landing. Courtesy of Woodys Aeroimages

This aircraft is powered by two General Electric GENxTM engines. This engine produces 74,100 ibf of thrust at take-off. The cabin configuration includes 30 Business Class seats, 48 Premium Economy Class seats and 216 Economy Class seats.

Passengers can enjoy more comfort and privacy on KLM's B787-9.

The Boeing 787-9 enables KLM to offer passengers even more comfort and privacy. KLM has chosen to add specific improvements to this special aircraft, which make it unique among other 787s. All these details add up to ensure our passengers can experience a new way to fly.

Pieter Elbers - KLM President & CEO

B787-9 is more fuel-efficient and quieter. This reduces the carbon footprint of KLM. The fuel-efficient engines will reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20%.

Passengers can expect more legroom together with the new LED lighting system, larger windows and higher cabin pressure enhancing the unique flight experience. We will update with more features once the aircraft is delivered.

Aircraft Details-
  • Type: B787-9
  • Registration No: PH-BHA
  • MSN: 36113
  • Line No: 356
  • Engines: 2xGENx- 1B

 


Bigger Overhead Compartments for Boeing 737NG and Max

The first Alaska Airlines B737 fitted with Boeing new Space Bins increases the overhead compartments room by 48 percent.

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Image courtesy of Boeing. ©Boeing

The Space Bins increases the number of luggage stowed in one overhead compartments from 4 luggage to 6, based on the standard size carry-on bag measuring 23cm x 36cm x 56cm (9in x 14in x 22in).

Boeing’s Space Bins is available as an optional feature for current in-production B737NG and B737Max. It can also be retrofitted onto the in-service B737NG. This is good news to passengers. 

Currently, some passengers may board the plane to find that the overhead compartment directly over their seats is full. This results in the need to find another partially filled overhead compartment, which may be a few rows of seats down. The Space Bins increases the number of carry-on luggage per overhead compartment, reducing such occurrence. This helps to reduce passenger anxiety.

Furthermore, the new Space Bins hangs about 5cm lower. Passengers can lift their carry-on luggage into one easily. 


ANA R2-D2 Livery B787-900 Dreamliner (JA873A), Singapore Tour

Star Wars fans, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is flying the first Star Wars livery aircraft into Singapore on 12 November 2015. Singapore Changi Airport is the first Asian airport outside Japan to welcome the R2-D2TM ANA jet. 

Courtesy of Woodys Aeroimages

This special flight to Singapore is chartered by JTB Japan. This plane will make a two-night stop at Changi Airport. According the joint official press release by ANA and Changi Airport Group (CAG), a special event will be held for fans on 14 November 2015.

40 winners will get a three-hour experience on-board the B787, on the ground. From now until 25 October 2015, fans can win a pair of tickets to enjoy a tour of this R2-D2TM ANA jet. A total of 40 tickets are up for grab.

What winners can expect

  • Enjoy one of the movies from the Star Wars saga
  • Enjoy an in-flight meal in the comfort of a business class seat
  • Goodie bags filled with limited-edition commemorative merchandise

For more details or to participate in the online contests, visit ANA’s website at http://www.ana-sw.com/event/?id=20&lang=en and Changi Airport’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/changiairport

May the force be with you.

Apart from domestic routes, the R2-D2TM ANA jet has been scheduled to fly between Tokyo and Vancouver in Canada, Seattle and San Jose in the US, Munich, Paris and Brussels in Europe, Sydney in Australia, Beijing in China and Jakarta in Indonesia.

For aircraft fans, if you want more details, please visit http://www.ichigolabbit.com/2015/10/all-nippon-airways-ana-new-b787-9-dreamliner-with-star-wars-livery.html