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World's first 787-10 Dreamliner delivered to Singapore Airlines

World's first 787-10 Dreamline...
The 787-10 outside Boeing South Carolina during a delivery celebration attended by about 3,000 people
The 787-10 outside Boeing South Carolina during a delivery celebration attended by about 3,000 people
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(From center left to right) Dominic Horwood, Director Customers and Services for Civil Aerospace, Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines are seen here cutting a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate
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(From center left to right) Dominic Horwood, Director Customers and Services for Civil Aerospace, Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines are seen here cutting a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate
787-10 Dreamliner in Singapore Airlines livery
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787-10 Dreamliner in Singapore Airlines livery
The 787-10 outside Boeing South Carolina during a delivery celebration attended by about 3,000 people
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The 787-10 outside Boeing South Carolina during a delivery celebration attended by about 3,000 people

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has been delivered to Singapore Airlines. The latest and largest of the Dreamliner family was handed over to its new owner in a ceremony at Boeing's North Charleston, South Carolina assembly facility attended by 3,000 people and will enter scheduled service in May after flying selected routes to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training. It will then operate on routes between Singapore, Osaka, and Perth.

First announced at the 2013 Paris Air Show, the Boeing 787-10 is claimed to be the most efficient airliner in its class with the lowest operating costs per seat of any wide-bodied aircraft currently in service. It has 95 percent commonality with the 787-9 and is 25 percent more fuel efficient than the previous generation of aircraft. A stretched version of the 787-9, the 787-10 is 18 ft (5.5 m) longer, carries 330 passengers in a two-class cabin (40 more than the 787-9), and has 15 percent more cargo space.

In terms of performance, the 787-10 has a range of 6,430 nautical miles (7,400 mi/11,910 km), which is 1,205 nautical miles (1,387 mi/2,232 km) less than the 787-9, but this is offset by the greater capacity. However, the giant Dreamliner's range still allows it to service destinations in Europe, Africa, and Oceania.

(From center left to right) Dominic Horwood, Director Customers and Services for Civil Aerospace, Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines are seen here cutting a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate
(From center left to right) Dominic Horwood, Director Customers and Services for Civil Aerospace, Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines are seen here cutting a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate

"This is a big day for all of us at Boeing and for our global supplier partners," says Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer. "We are thrilled to deliver the first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines, one of the world's leading carriers. And we are honored by Singapore's partnership and trust, as reflected by their repeated orders for the Dreamliner. The 787-10 will extend the Dreamliner effect that we are seeing across commercial aviation as the 787's superior passenger experience and unmatched fuel efficiency helps airlines open new routes and achieve significant fuel savings and emission reduction."

Source: Boeing

3 comments
c2cam
The Airbus A380 is pretty cool looking, but these Dreamliners are just beautiful aircraft and the stats are quite impressive.
Douglas Bennett Rogers
The real benefit will come if and when the non-fatigue property of the two-phase material pans out.
JimFox
Douglas Bennett Rogers-- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142112305001015 "fatigue strength for various laminates of a carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic material (AS4/APC-2) was investigated experimentally up to 10 ̂ 9 cycles. ... A fatigue limit (endurance limit) was not found." Vastly higher fatigue strength than the best aircraft aluminum...