Boeing: first B-787/10 airplane to SIA
Singapore Airlines first to operate all three Dreamliner models
Boeing and Singapore Airlines (SIA) celebrated yesterday 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.
About 3,000 people marked the milestone at its facility in North Charleston, South Carolina where the latest 787 model is manufactured.
Like the other 787 Dreamliners, the 787/10 is designed with strong, lightweight composites, the most advanced systems, and comfortable cabin features. The 787/10, though, features a longer fuselage which allows it to carry about 40 more passengers or a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration.
Singapore Airlines –through its subsidiary Scoot– already flies the 787/8 and /9 Dreamliners. With this delivery the group will be the first to operate all three Dreamliner models. SIA has 68 additional Boeing widebody jets on order, including 48 additional 787/10s, and 20 of the new 777/9s.
The airline 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.
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