The Boeing 787 will be the first aircraft equipped with a passenger oxygen system using B/E's advanced "Pulse Oxygen" technology. The Pulse Oxygen system delivers oxygen more efficiently than traditional passenger systems, and reduces overall system weight and fuel burn. The Pulse Oxygen system also facilitates lower maintenance and cabin reconfiguration costs, when compared to traditional oxygen systems.
"Innovation is essential for super efficient operating results in a highly advanced aircraft like the 787 Dreamliner," said Mike Bair, Vice President and General Manager of the 787 program. "B/E's leading-edge oxygen technology supports our objectives for lower weight and flexible systems to provide the operating economics required by the airlines."
"B/E is pleased to launch this exciting new technology on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner," said Robert Khoury, President and CEO of B/E Aerospace. "Pulse Oxygen is the technology of the future and will fundamentally change the way aircraft oxygen systems are designed. Our investment in new product development over the past several years continues to yield market success."
The first Pulse Oxygen system deliveries are scheduled for late 2007.
About Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The 787 is a family of three super efficient airplanes that will provide passengers with a better flying experience. The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 223 passengers in three classes of seating with a range of up to 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 kilometers). The 787-3, a model of the 787-8 optimized for shorter flights, will carry 259 passengers in two-class seating on ranges up to 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 kilometers). The 787-9, a longer version of the 787-8, will carry 297 passengers in three classes with a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,400 kilometers).
About B/E Aerospace, Inc.
B/E Aerospace, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, and a leading aftermarket distributor of aerospace fasteners. B/E designs, develops and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. B/E manufactured products include seating, lighting, oxygen, and food and beverage preparation and storage equipment. The Company also provides cabin interior design, reconfiguration and passenger-to-freighter conversion services. Products for the existing aircraft fleet -- the aftermarket -- generate about 60 percent of sales. B/E sells its products through its own global direct sales organization. For more information, visit B/E's website at http://www.beaerospace.com.