Thai Airways' first Boeing 787-8 has been unveiled after completing paint works at Boeing's Everett plant.
The aircraft will have 264 seats in a two class configuration with 24 business and 240 economy class seats. Its business class section will feature 78in (198cm) long full-flat beds in a 2-2-2 configuration, while the economy class seats will have 32in (81.3cm) of pitch and 18in (45.7cm) of width in a 3-3-3 configuration, says the carrier.
The Star Alliance member has opted to equip the aircraft with Panasonic Avionics’ eX3 inflight entertainment system, which will be available in both classes. Business class will have a 16in personal TV screen, while economy class will see an 11in screen.
Thai’s first 787-8 bears the registration HS-TQA (MSN35315), is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-A engines, and will be delivered in July 2014, adds the airline. Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows that Thai has an additional seven 787-8s and -9s on order, all of which are to be leased from International Leasing Finance (ILFC).