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Saudi Arabian Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.

In addition to the 787-10, Saudia operates 13 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, and 33 777-300ER (Extended Range) jets.

As a stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 increases cargo capacity and adds about 40 more seats in a 2-class configuration. With a range 6,345 nautical miles (11,750 kms), the 787-10 can fly more than 95 percent of the world’s twin-aisle routes.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Click to enlarge.

“Saudia operates a state-of-the-art fleet equipped with the latest technology, and in addition to the airline’s existing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, is now adding the 787-10 variant which will further support future network growth plans,” said His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Director General, Saudia. “The airplane’s onboard cabin features, long range capability and the latest in technological advancements are among the many aspects of what makes the Boeing 787 highly popular with our guests.”

To optimize the performance of its 787 fleet, Saudia uses Boeing Global Services digital solutions powered by Boeing AnalytX such as Airplane Health Management (AHM), Maintenance Performance Toolbox and Crew Rostering and Pairing to optimize performance, manage global crew schedules and maintain their fleet.

“Saudia has been a valued partner with Boeing for nearly 75 years and this delivery marks another major milestone in our partnership. Our team takes great pride in building and delivering quality aircraft to Saudia and we are honored by the continuing confidence in the 787 Dreamliner and 777 families,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company. “The addition of the 787-10 to Saudia’s fleet will continue the superior inflight experience that passengers have come to expect of the Dreamliner. Moreover, the unmatched fuel efficiency of the 787 will help Saudia open new routes and achieve significant fuel savings and emission reduction.”

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