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PICTURES: Thai Airways’ first 787 unveiled

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.

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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).

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