Boeing has delivered the first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines, making the airline the first first to operate all three models of Dreamliner family.
Like the other 787 Dreamliners, the 787-10 is made from lightweight composites and has the longest fuselage of the family. The 787-10 can carry about 40 more passengers or a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration.
The additional seating means the 787-10 has the lowest operating cost per seat of any widebody airliner in service today, says Boeing, while retaining a 6,430nm range.
“It is an honour for us to be the world’s first airline to take delivery of this amazing aircraft, said Mr Goh Choon Phong, chief executive officer of Singapore Airlines, the 787-10 launch customer.
“The 787-10 is a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work of art. It will be an important element in our overall growth strategy, enabling us to expand our network and strengthen our operations.”
Singapore Airlines – through its subsidiary Scoot – already flies the 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. With today’s delivery – the 200th Boeing delivery to Singapore Airlines – the group will be the first to operate all three Dreamliner models. Singapore Airlines Group has 68 more Boeing widebody jets on order, including 48 additional 787-10s, and 20 of the new 777-9s.
Singapore Airlines plans to puts its 787-10s into commercial service in May, with flights from Singapore to Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia.