Aviation Hawaiian Airlines purchasing Boeing 787s By Jerry Limone / March 07, 2018 Share 1 -- Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to purchase 10 Boeing 787-9 jets in a nonbinding letter of intent, with purchase rights for an additional 10 aircraft. The first Dreamliner is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2021. Hawaiian has selected the General Electric GEnx engine to power the planes.Hawaiian said the planes will be "an ideal choice" for its Asia-Pacific and North America routes. The widebody jet's composite airframe will allow Hawaiian to pressurize cabins at a lower altitude, resulting in a more comfortable flying experience. Other features include dimmable LED window shades and larger overhead luggage bins. Hawaiian said it selected the Dreamliner as part of a bid process. It could have chosen the Airbus A330-900.