Boeing has rolled out the very first Boeing 787-10 from the paint shop. The aircraft is destined to be delivered to Singapore Airlines in May 2018 and looks pretty magnificent in the Asian carriers livery.
The Boeing 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family with the ability to carry more passengers and cargo than previous versions. As a result, the aircraft has less range than the Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 that came beforehand.
Who Has Ordered The Boeing 787-10?
Singapore Airlines is the launch customer of the aircraft and they have 30 on order, the same amount as Gulf airline Etihad. Over in the USA, United Airlines has 14 on firm order.
Crossing to Asia and Eva Air of Taiwan has 18 orders and Japan’s ANA has 3. In Europe, British Airways has 12 on order while Air France/KLM have 8. Finally, lessors Air Lease Corporation and GECAS have 25 and 10 on order respectively.
Assembled In Charleston
Widebody Boeing aircraft are assembled in Everett, Washington which has been the case ever since the Boeing 747 was first assembled in the late 1960s. All narrowbody aircraft come out of a different production line in Renton, Washington.
Due to high demand for the Dreamliner, Boeing have a second Boeing 787 assembly line in Charleston, South Carolina. The Boeing 787-10 is exclusively made at this facility as the mid-body pieces are too large to transport to Everett and as a result, the Boeing 787-10 is the first Boeing aircraft to be wholly assembled in Charleston.
As the latest addition to the Dreamliner family, the Boeing 787-10 marks the final version of the aircraft for now. It will be excellent to see the aircraft in service from 2018 with Singapore Airlines and the other carriers who have ordered it.
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