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Boeing launches 787-10

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 19, 2013
The 787-10 offers seating for up to 330 passengers. (Boeing)

Boeing has launched the much-anticipated 787-10, the third member of the 787 family. The announcement at the Paris Airshow this week comes on the back of commitments for 102 of the new 787 variant aircraft from five customers across Europe, Asia and North America.

Launch customers for the 787-10 include Air Lease Corporation (30), GE Capital Aviation Services (10), British Airways (12), Singapore Airlines (30) and United Airlines (20).

The new 787-10 will fly up to 7,000nm (12,964km) with seating for 300-330 passengers.

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“The aircraft’s operating economics are unmatched and it has all the incredible passenger-pleasing features that set the 787 family apart as truly special,” said Boeing CEO Ray Conner.

“The 787-10 is 25 per cent more efficient than aircraft of its size today and more than 10 per cent better than anything being offered by the competition for the future,” Conner extolled.

Design of the 787-10 has already started and international partners will be involved in detailed design in the months ahead. Final assembly and flight test of the 787-10 are set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2018.

Meanwhile, the second member of the family – the 787-9 – is in final assembly and is set to make its first flight later this year.

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5 Comments

  • Ian Maidens

    says:

    Who owns the 737 at Mascot with JR on the tail?

  • Rodney M.

    says:

    Boeing B787 is leader of commercial aircraft in the fleets of airlines thru out the world today. No problem ! Very soon arriving Airbus A350 /800/900/1000 EWB. Live no gap for advance. Boeing know how. Airbus came forward with better concept in continuation and resalts We all know if we looking in numbers of sold
    aircraft and make position in producing top passengers air crafts for today and tomorrow!
    Boeing have much longer integral tradition in manufacturing of commercial aircraft that is truth, but united
    French, Germans, British… have no les knowledge in aviation business. Market is huge, possibility and opportunity
    for both leaders in manufacturing to the world is skay no limit. Spend close forty five years of working and flying, about eighty precent with Boeing aircrafts so far in my life. BOEING is closer to my heart, but have to be fair to
    Airbus people and people belong to commercial aviation in general.. Fair to be fair!.
    Rodney Marinkovic, Aircraft Mechanical Engineer (ret.) Sydney / Kraljevo-Serbia.

  • Ray E

    says:

    Does the size of the 787-10 start to cut in on the 777s market?

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Good to see Boeing still pushing the envelope and going ahead with their bigger B787. As someone said it might
    cut into B777 market, but maybe this way Boeing will not have to spend money on developing the B777 any further
    I am sure Boeing will have it all worked out. They have to meet the Airbus challenge head on in all aircraft types.

  • Kim Thatcher

    says:

    To Ian Maiden – maybe the 737 belongs to the late J R Ewing of the “Dallas” TV series.

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