Thai Airways announced on its Facebook page that it postponed the delivery of its first 787-9 officially due to technical problems.
The first 787-9 of Thai Airways named "Phatthana Nikhom," which landed at the airport Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok on Saturday, September 16, 2017, took off an hour later for the airport Paine Field in Everett, State of Washington, where Boeing assembles 787, 747-8, 767 and 777 series.
Thai Airways merely explains that it will later communicate a new delivery schedule for the 787-9 on its Facebook page, without specifying any detail.
Thai does not explicitly explain the cause of the problem, but some sources mention a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine problem. Thai Airways merely explains that it will later communicate a new delivery schedule for the 787-9 on its Facebook page, without specifying whether it will change the date of its commercial commissioning, scheduled on 1 October 2017, with the flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Singapore.
The Asian carrier has already commissioned the 6 787-8 already ordered with a configuration of 24 seats in the Business class and 240 in the Economy class. The two 787-9s are configured to accommodate 298 passengers, 268 in economy class and 30 in business class.