Turkish Airlines broke a window on their brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a photoshoot to promote the new fleet addition.
Photos of the damaged window were spreading around popular social media sites. The aircraft was being lit inside with bright lights shining through the windows. The cabin window was exposed to high heat produced from the lamps for a prolong period of time. The heat produced from the lamps used in the photo-shoot caused one of the windows to deform and crack.
The Dreamliner does not have a physical shade that are used on typical airliners. In fact, the 787 is equipped with Electrochromic Window which is could have caused the window to deform and crack when the light was shone onto it.
Fortunately, only one window was damaged. As these parts are replaced very frequently, it shouldn't be an issue for a spare part to be flow in and fitted onto the damaged Dreamliner.
Turkish Airlines have redesigned their brand new Boeing 787-9 in hopes to make passengers trip as enjoyable as possible. Their improved seats features wider gaps between seats, applications that provides easy-use of overhead cabinets, lock storage units and more connection points for your plugs and USB.
Turkish Airline's Boeing 787-9 is equipped with 270 Economy Class seats, arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration. Turkish Airlines Economy class seats are 44cm wide with 78cm legroom.
Their Boeing 787-9 is also equipped with 30 brand new Business Class seats, which has a 111cm legroom in a 1-2-1 configuration. Their Business Class seat can also turn into a 193cm long bed. Each seat is also equipped with an 18-inch personal in-flight entertainment system. The seats are designed similar to Singapore Airline's new Regional Business Class equipped on SIA's Boeing 787-10.
Turkish Airline Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to take its first commercial flight on the 17 July, 2019. The airline will use the aircraft on routes from Istanbul to New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Bali, Mexico City, Cancun, Delhi, Bogota, Panama City, Amsterdam, Dubai and London.