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Boeing commits to 787-10

by Matt Falcus

Boeing 787-10Boeing has announced at the Paris Air Show that it has committed to the 787-10 model, following orders for over 100 of the type.

The stretched version will be the longest of the Dreamliner models, and will hold up to 330 passengers and have a range of 7,000 miles.

We reported last week that Boeing had commenced building the first 787-9 variant. The -10 model is expected to fly in 2017, with first deliveries in 2018.

Customer launch commitments for the 787-10 include Air Lease Corporation, with 30 airplanes; GE Capital Aviation Services, with 10; International Airlines Group / British Airways, with 12 subject to shareholder approval; Singapore Airlines, with 30 and United Airlines, with 20 airplanes.

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