Air Canada has officially received its first 787 Dreamliner, making it the first Canadian airline to fly the Dreamliner. The recent delivery is just one of 37 787's that Air Canada has on order for delivery through 2019.  The first plane left Plaine Field in Everett, Wash. so it could head to Toronto on Sunday.

"The 787 Dreamliner will immediately make a dramatic improvement to our fleet capabilities," said Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO, Air Canada. "The improvement in fuel use is extremely exciting for us. The range and economics unlock new destinations for customers, who will love the innovative look and comfort onboard." 

Air Canada plans to use the 787 on its route from Toronto to Tel Aviv and will launch a new destination to Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Air Canada ordered a significant amount of 787s as it is 20 percent more fuel efficient than similar-sized planes and they're planning to use the model it replace its current fleet.

"The 787 Dreamliner is a wonderful addition to Air Canada's fleet," said Brad McMullen, vice president of North America Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 787 will enable Air Canada to connect Canada and the world, while improving the flying experience of passengers as well as the company's bottom line."

Along with the new Air Canada 787, the airline launches its new International Business Class Cabin with 20 seats. The plane will also have 21 seats in Air Canada's Premium Economy Cabin and 210 seats in Air Canada Economy. The new aircraft will satisfy customers as it has improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other features.

The 787 Dreamliner, which is made of composite materials, is the first mid-size airplane that can fly long-range routes and will allow airlines to expand their routes and will help travelers get to where they want to go.

In order to ensure than Air Canada has the best experience with the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing will provide a lot of support at services through  its Commercial Aviation Services business. Air Canada will receive flight and maintenance training and in-flight pilot training services. Boeing provides Air Canada's fleet with crew planning solutions; electronic charting for electronic flight bags; Maintenance Performance Toolbox, a digital real-time-information tool that enables quick resolution of airplane maintenance issues; and Direct Routes and Wind Updates services for more efficient flights to reduce fuel consumption.