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Pictures: KLM gears up for the second Boeing 787-10

Charleston, South Carolina - The second Boeing 787-10 for KLM carried out its first test flight on Oct. 2 at the Boeing's Charleston factory.

The aircraft flew over the Atlantic for around 2.5 hours. The Dutch flag carrier is expected to receive its second Boeing 787-10 registered PH-BKC within a few weeks.

After the delivery of the first 787-10 (PH-BKA), KLM had complained about poor quality control from Boeing.

The Dutch operator had told Luchtvaartnieuws.nl that quality control at the Boeing's Charleston factory was far below the acceptable standards and the airline was being concerned about the following deliveries.

Also read: KLM complains about poor quality control from Boeing

Some quality control issues that were subject to the airline's complaint were loose seats, missing or incorrectly installed split pins, nuts that are not fully tightened, an unattached fuel pipe clamp and various missing parts.

In addition to PH-BKC, KLM will take delivery of eight more Boeing 787-10, making the aircraft one of the most important types in the airline's long-haul fleet.

There is room for 344 passengers on board of the KLM's 787-10, including 38 seats in the new Business Class.



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