Boeing delivers first 787-10 Dreamliner
Launch customer Singapore Airlines received the first 787-10, Boeings newest and largest model of the Dreamliner family.
Boeing has officially delivered its first 787-10 airplane to Singapore Airlines. The 787-10 is the newest and largest model of the Dreamliner family.
Similar to other models in the Dreamliner family, the 787-10 was designed with strong, lightweight composites, the most advanced systems, and comfortable cabin features. However, what makes this aircraft unique is that it features a longer fuselage which allows it to carry about 40 more passengers or a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration.
With the additional capacity, the 787-10 provides airlines the lowest operating cost per seat of any widebody airplane in service today.
“The 787-10 is a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work of art,” says Mr. Goh Choon Phong, chief executive officer of Singapore Airlines, the 787-10 launch customer.
Goh added that “the 787-10 underscores Singapore Airlines’ longstanding commitment to operate a modern fleet, and marks the start of a new chapter in our shared story with Boeing.”
Singapore Airlines’s subsidiary Scoot already flies the 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. With today’s delivery the group will be the first to operate all three Dreamliner models.
“This is a big day for all of us at Boeing and for our global supplier partners. We are thrilled to deliver the first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines,” said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer.
Singapore Airlines plans to puts its 787-10s into scheduled service in May, with flights from Singapore to Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia. Prior to the introduction of these services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.