Chile's LAN has received its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, becoming the first operator of the aircraft in the Americas and the fourth airline to receive it.

The airline's chief executive Ignacio Cueto formally accepted the aircraft today in a ceremony at the Future of Flight Museum near Boeing's facilities in Everett.

LAN 787 interior

Calling it a milestone for the carrier, Cueto says the aircraft will "make it possible for us to cover greater distances".

LAN's first 787 is configured with 30 business class seats and 217 economy class seats.

LAN 787 interior

The cabin interior, which will feature a full lie-flat seat in business class, will also be a feature on LAN's new 767 deliveries, says LAN.

The carrier will be the first 787 operator to offer an integrated in-flight entertainment solution, the Panasonic Avionics eX2. Featuring a touch-screen monitor, it will allow passengers to stream their content from their personal devices onto the screen.

LAN 787 interior

The airline has orders for 32 787s, comprising 22 787-8s and 10 -9s. It plans to operate the aircraft to Buenos Aires, Lima, Los Angeles, Madrid and Frankfurt.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news