Now developing a change management strategy for a major multibillion-dollar corporation, Katherine Sopranos has had executive experience in several companies, including Boeing. One of Katherine Sopranos’ assignments at the company involved marketing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
One aviation reviewer described her experience as a passenger on the 787. One of the first things she noticed was the size of the windows, which are 60 percent larger than previous Boeing models. They provided good views even from the aisle seat. Lacking pull-down shades, the windows instead can be darkened through an electrochromatic process.
Over the seats, the baggage compartments appear small but are quite roomy when opened. The doors slant upward, giving the cabin a spacious appearance.
Further enhancing the cabin experience is an LED lighting system that changes color to correspond to the sky at various altitudes. On takeoff, the ambiance is light blue, eventually changing to violet as the plane climbs. During meals the lighting changes to bright yellow.
New technology improves the quality of air during the flight. The air is of higher humidity than other aircraft, which reduces the dry-mouth sensation. An advanced filtration system reduces exposure to airborne bacteria.