Boeing 787 in Las Americas Airport Dominican Republic (Video)

By August 18, 2014LOCAL NEWS, PHOTOS

Footage of Boeing 787 to LAs Americas Airports, Video and Photos by Richard Polanco while landing at Las Americas in a Weekend Flying trip.

About Las Americas Airport

Las Américas International Airport (SpanishAeropuerto Internacional Las Américas, or AILA) (IATASDQICAO:MDSD) is an international airport located in Punta Caucedo, near Santo Domingo and Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The airport is run by Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a private corporation based in the Dominican Republic under a 25-year concession to build, operate, and transfer (BOT) six airports of the country’s airports. Las Américas usually receives Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777; Airbus A319, A320, A330, A340; and many long-, mid-, short-haul aircraft.

About Boeing 787

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-bodytwin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 210 to 335 passengers. It is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe. The 787 has been designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the 767 it is to replace. The 787 Dreamliner’s distinguishing features include mostly electrical flight systems, a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles, and a smoother nose contour. It shares a common type rating with the larger Boeing 777, allowing qualified pilots to operate both models, due to related design features.[4]