The world’s first Boeing 787-10 stretched Dreamliner has been delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines.
This is the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family and according to Boeing is a jet that will set a new global standard for fuel efficiency.
Boeing and Singapore Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the first 787-10 airplane, the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family and a jet that will set a new global standard for fuel efficiency. The airplane is seen here outside of Boeing South Carolina, during a delivery celebration attended by about 3,000 people. (Joshua Drake photo) (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)
About 3,000 people marked the milestone at Boeing’s facility in North Charleston, South Carolina where the latest 787 model is manufactured.
“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.”
Whilst its subsidiary Scoot already operates the 787-8 and -9, Singapore Airlines will be flying this larger model in its own network. Its registration is 9V-SCA, and is the first of 49 of the 787-10 it has on order.
Singapore Airlines plans to puts its 787-10s into scheduled service in May, with flights from Singapore to Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia. Prior to the introduction of these services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.
You can view our list of the routes flown by 787 aircraft from Singapore Airlines and every other carrier to operate the type here: http://www.airportspotting.com/boeing-787-routes-2/