Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the
first Boeing 787-10 airplane, the newest and largest member of the
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
"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."
Singapore Airlines – through its subsidiary
Scoot – already flies the 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. With
Monday's delivery the group will be the first to operate all three
Dreamliner models. Singapore Airlines has 68 additional Boeing
widebody jets on order, including 48 additional 787-10s, and 20 of
the new 777-9s.
"This is a big day for all of us at Boeing and
for our global supplier partners. We are thrilled to deliver the
first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines, one of the world's
leading carriers. And we are honored by Singapore's partnership
and trust, as reflected by their repeated orders for the
Dreamliner," said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
president and chief executive officer. "The 787-10 will extend the
Dreamliner effect that we are seeing across commercial aviation as
the 787's superior passenger experience and unmatched fuel
efficiency helps airlines open new routes and achieve significant
fuel savings and emission reduction."
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.
As a stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 retains
over 95 percent commonality while adding seats and cargo capacity.
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