Dreamliner Visit

18:36, Oct 19 2011

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will make its first visit to New Zealand on November 12 to give Air New Zealand staff their first taste of what they will eventually be working on.

The new generation airliner is the first to be built largely from light-weight carbon fibre and promises to improve passenger comfort with higher cabin air pressure and humidity, bigger windows and lower fuel burn.

It will arrive at Auckland International Airport for a two-day visit direct from Boeing's Seattle plant as part of a test flight to prove its long-range performance.

Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the larger 787-9 variant of the jet.