North Charleston - Boeing delivered the first ever Boeing 787-10 to Singapore Airlines. With this delivery, the Asian Airline Group became the first operator of the three variants of the Dreamliner family.
On March 25, two months after the FAA's certification, Boeing delivered the first 787-10 to the launch company Singapore Airlines on March 25. Approximately 3,000 people attended the delivery ceremony at the North Charleston, South Carolina plant, where the largest member of the 787 family is produced.
Compared to the 787-9, the 787-10 can carry an additional 40 passengers thanks to its 68 meters fuselage, 5 meters more than that of the 787-9.
Boeing says that with this additional capacity, the 787-10 offers airlines the lowest operating costs per seat than any other widebody currently in service.
Singapore Airlines chose the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine and a two-class configuration of 337 seats (36 in Business and 301 in Economy). The Group is expecting a total of 49, 787-10.
Managing Director Goh Choon Phong was delighted that Singapore Airlines is the first in the world to receive this
The 787-10 is a beautiful piece of engineering and a true work of art, which will be an important part of our overall growth strategy, allowing us to expand our network and strengthen our operations,he said.
Singapore Airlines is renewing its fleet. This fall, it began receiving its last five Airbus A380s. 21 of the 60 ordered Airbus A350-900 were already delivered as of the end of February, and the first of seven A350-900ULR is due to join the fleet this year.
In addition to 49, 787-10, the company also expects 20, 777-9.
With this recent delivery, Singapore Airlines becomes the first group to operate the three variants of the Dreamliner. Its low-cost subsidiary Scoot already operates 787-8 and 787-9.