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Video: Sam Chui inspects Singapore Airlines new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its delivery flight

From Sam Chui: Singapore Airlines is the world’s first airline to operate the Boeing 787-10, which is fitted with the airline’s latest regional cabin products. Come along on the delivery flight.

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Boeing delivers the first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines and Boeing on March 25 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.

 

About 3,000 people marked the milestone at Boeing’s facility in North Charleston, South Carolina where the latest 787 model is manufactured (above).

787-10; Ribbon Cutting; 787-10 Singapore Airlines Ceremony; South Carolina; Boeing; Kevin McAllister;

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.

With the additional capacity, the 787-10 provides airlines the lowest operating cost per seat of any widebody airplane in service today.

 

Singapore Airlines – through its subsidiary Scoot – already flies the 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. With this 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.

The 787-10’s superior performance and high commonality with its Dreamliner siblings have attracted strong interest from around the world, including in Asia where the jet can connect all points within the region. The 787-10 also offers Asian operators the flexibility to fly to Europe, Africa and Oceania.

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.

Above Photos: Boeing.

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Below Copyright Photo: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner 9V-SCA (msn 60253) CHS (Mike Cassidy). Image: 941221.

Singapore's first Boeing 787-10, first flight on Februaruy 9, 2018

Perth to be the second destination to be served by Singapore Airlines new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

 

Singapore's first Boeing 787-10, first flight on Februaruy 9, 2018

Singapore Airlines has made this announcement:

Perth will become the second scheduled destination to be served by Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 787-10 fleet. Flights are expected to commence in May 2018, subject to regulatory approvals, initially on one of the Airline’s four daily flights between Singapore and Perth.

The 787-10s will feature Singapore Airlines’ new regional cabin products and will seat 337 customers in two classes, with 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats.

Prior to the launch of services to Perth, the 787-10s will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes, before the first scheduled service to Osaka in May 2018.

The first aircraft in Singapore Airlines’ livery (9V-SCA) completed its flight testing at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina production facility on February 9, 2018 (above).

Singapore Airlines will be the world’s first airline to operate the 787-10 and has 49 firm orders for this aircraft type. The Airline will take delivery of its first 787-10 from Boeing in March 2018.

Measuring 68 meters in length, the 787-10 is the longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft, which are constructed using technologically advanced lightweight composite materials.

In addition to the 49 firm orders for 787-10s, the Airline has a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s, which are due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year.

Photo: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner 9V-SCA (msn 60253) CHS (Mike Cassidy). Image: 941221.

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Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliner cleared for commercial service by the Federal Aviation Administration

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing has made this announcement:

Boeing announced on January 22, 2018 the 787-10 Dreamliner received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the airplane for commercial service.

The awarding of ATC caps a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours. Boeing’s flight test program team took the airplanes through a series of tests to confirm the airplane’s handling, systems and overall performance met internal requirements and certification standards to ensure safety of flight.

Other aviation regulatory agencies are expected to follow the FAA’s lead and certify the airplane before it enters service.

The 787 Dreamliner is a family of super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features. As a stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 retains over 95 percent commonality while adding seats and cargo capacity, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics at 25 percent better fuel per seat and emissions than the airplanes it will replace. The airplane can fly 330 passengers, in a typical two-class configuration, up to 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km).

To date, Boeing has over 170 orders for the 787-10 from nine customers worldwide.

First delivery is expected to Singapore Airlines in the first half of 2018.

Copyright Photo: Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner N528ZC (msn 60256) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 937791.

Boeing sets airplane delivery record, finishes 2017 with larger order book

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high output of the market-leading 737 and 787 jets. At the same time, the company grew its backlog with 912 net orders, reflecting healthy demand for its single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes.

Boeing reached a new high on the 737 program as it raised production to 47 airplanes a month during the year and began delivering the new 737 MAX, contributing to a record 529 deliveries, including 74 of the MAX variety. On the 787 Dreamliner program, Boeing continued building at the highest production rate for a twin-aisle jet, leading to 136 deliveries for the year.

On the orders front, 71 customers placed the 912 net orders, valued at $134.8 billion at list prices. The total extends Boeing’s backlog to a record 5,864 airplanes – at year end – which is equal to about seven years of production.

In 2017, the 787 Dreamliner family racked up nearly 100 net orders and the 777 family captured 60 net orders, as shown in the table below. A detailed report is available on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.

Other major commercial airplanes milestones include the first flights of the 737 MAX 9 and the 787-10 Dreamliner, and the start of production of the 737 MAX 7 and the new 777X.

Family

Gross Orders

Net Orders

Deliveries

Unfilled orders

737

865

745

529

4,668

747

6

-2

14

12

767

15

15

10

98

777

60

60

74

428

787

107

94

136

658

Total

1,053

912

763

5,864

Copyright Photo: Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner N528ZC (msn 60256) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 937791.

Boeing, Emirates announce a commitment for 40 787-10 Dreamliners

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing and Emirates, have announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices.

Emirates is the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator and will be the first to receive the new 777X in 2020. In selecting the 787-10, Emirates complements their 777 fleet with a medium twin-aisle airplane that offers 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat and emissions than the airplanes it replaces.

Above Image: Emirates.

Emirates’ order will be delivered from 2022, taking the airline well into the 2030s. Some of these aircraft will be replacements.

The 787-10 is the largest member of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, which is the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in history. More than 65 customers have ordered more than 1,275 Dreamliners to date thanks to the family’s ultra-fuel efficiency and passenger-preferred experience. Emirates’ commitment pushes the total number of new 787 orders and commitments this year to more than 180; and more than 210 orders and commitments for the 787-10 overall.

Boeing has delivered more than 600 787s since deliveries began in 2011. The 787 fleet has flown more than 200 million passengers while saving over 19 billion pounds of fuel, enabling airlines to open more than 170 new nonstop routes around the world.

The 787-10 Dreamliner is 5.5 meters (18 ft) longer than the 787-9 yet shares more than 95% commonality with its smaller sibling. With its unprecedented low fuel use and operating costs, the 787-10 is the most efficient replacement for older twin-aisle jets such as the A330-300.

Copyright Photo: Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner N528ZC (msn 60256) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 937791.

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Singapore finalizes its order for additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Singapore Airlines (SIA) on October 23, 2017 formally announced a deal for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, during a ceremony at the White House.

The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, is worth $13.8 billion at current list prices. The value of this sales transaction will sustain thousands of U.S. suppliers and more than 70,000 direct and indirect U.S. jobs during the delivery period of this contract. The airline also has options for 12 additional aircraft, six of each aircraft type.

 

Singapore Airlines has more than 50 Boeing 777s in service and is the launch customer of the 787-10, which is set to deliver in the first half of 2018. With a prior order for 30 787-10s, the airline now has 49 on order, making it the largest customer for this type. A long-range airplane that’s efficient at any stage length, the 787-10 will serve the airline’s medium-range operations while partnering with the 777-9 for the carrier’s long-haul routes. Its subsidiaries SilkAir, Scoot and SIA Cargo also operate Boeing airplanes with the 737 MAX 8 and 737-800, 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners and 747-400 Freighter types in service, respectively.

 

The 787-10, the largest family member, adds seats and cargo capacity while offering 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat and lower emissions than the airplanes it will replace. The combination of capability, reliability and efficiency has attracted carriers from around the world, including Asia where the 787-10 will be able to connect all points within Asia at lower seat costs than any other twin-aisle airplane, with the flexibility to also link to Europe, Africa and Oceania.

The 777X, builds on the passenger-preferred and market-leading 777, and will be the largest and most-efficient twin-engine jet in the world, with the latest innovative technologies, including the most advanced, fuel-efficient commercial engine ever. Opening new growth opportunities for airlines, the 777-9 will have the lowest operating cost per seat of any commercial airplane. The 777-9 seats 400-425 passengers with a range of 7,600 nautical miles (14,075 km) and is the only twin-engine available of its size.

 

As an 18-foot (5.5-m) stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will deliver the 787 family’s preferred passenger experience and long range with 25 percent better fuel per seat and emissions than the airplanes it will replace.

Singapore will be an unique dual operator of the rival Airbus A350-900 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Photo: Boeing. The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner that has been painted. The pictured 9V-SCB (msn 60254) is pictured at the North Charleston, SC facility.