Boeing 787-10 receives amended type certificate

written by Gerard Frawley | January 23, 2018

Boeing Flight Test & Evaluation, Boeing South Carolina, Flight Test, 787-10 Dreamliner, ZC001, First Flight, 03/31/2017. (Boeing)The largest variant of Boeing’s 787 program has been certified, clearing one of the final major hurdles for delivery to launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA).
The 787-10 has been granted an amended type certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing said on Monday (US time).
The amended type certificate followed the flight test program with three aircraft that began in March 2017 and accumulated 900 test hours.
“We are pleased to have met the rigorous standards set forth by the FAA and are eager to bring the airplane to market for our valued customers,” Boeing vice president and general manager of the 787 program Brad Zaback said in a statement.
“After years of design and testing, our team has proven the quality, safety and reliability of the newest member of the Dreamliner family and we look forward to seeing the airplane in service later this year.”
The 787-10 is the longest variant of the 787 family and is capable of flying 6,430nm when configured with 330 passengers in a two-class layout, according to Boeing figures.
At 68.2m, the 787-10 is a 5.5m stretch on the 787-9 that began flying in August 2014. The first 787 variant, the -8, made its commercial debut in October 2011 with launch customer All Nippon Airways.
First delivery to launch customer SIA was expected to occur in the first half of calendar 2018. The Virgin Australia shareholder and alliance partner has 30 787-10s on firm order, as well as a letter of intent for a further 19 of the type. The airline has chosen Rolls-Royce engines for its 787-10s. Its final cabin configuration has not been released.
Airlines that fly to Australia and have ordered the 787-10 included ANA, SIA, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, United and British Airways.
The Boeing website lists 171 orders for the 787-10 as of December 2017.

Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10 will be delivered in a few months. (Boeing)
Singapore Airlines’ first Boeing 787-10, seen here at Boeing’s North Charleston final assembly facility, will be delivered in a few months. (Boeing)

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13 Comments

  • Darren

    says:

    A major milestone,
    Congrats @boeing on this achievement!
    – Let the orders pile in

  • Maria

    says:

    Congratulations BOEING

  • Harry

    says:

    Congratulations to Boeing for the worlds most loved aircraft
    Have flown thousands of hours on the 747 in my life and now retired , I look forward to to flying in the new fleet of Boeing’s.

  • Not339

    says:

    330 seats?

  • Ben

    says:

    The Singapore paint scheme is starting to look very dated.

  • Craigy

    says:

    Qantas’ third B789 VH-ZNC has left Seattle and is on its way to Melbourne. Number four is now on the flightline undergoing pre-flight prep

  • David

    says:

    Would like to see Qantas order few 787-10. Would be a nice addition to the 787 family.

  • Colin

    says:

    Qantas livery of the 787-9 Dreamliner is just strikingly stunning.
    Would love to see the oldest and safest airline in the world order the dash 10 series.
    I just love Qantas . Was a great airline to work for and a great airline to support.

  • Peter Ritty

    says:

    Why would QF not order the 787- 10 series. Not an expert. Is it because it could not fly non stop Oz to Europe or internal US ports. With higher config pax

  • Malki

    says:

    Well done Boeing. Very pleased to see the -10 finally in service…

  • Archie

    says:

    Glad SQ only fly the A350 out of Brisbane, if they switched to one of these I’d be flying someone else.

  • Wayne

    says:

    What a wonderful aircraft – Iv’e flown in the 9 variant.
    Will all 10’s be fitted with crew quarters or only to order???

  • Francisco Miguez Vaca

    says:

    Another good example of Boeing’s excellent aircraft manufacturing is on display with this -10 variant of the B787 Dreamliner. I hope to fly on it as soon as it enters into service.

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