Singapore Airlines Receives World’s First 787-10 Dreamliner from Boeing
The Boeing Company and Singapore Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of their first Dreamliner 787-10 aircraft. The 787-10 is the largest version in the Dreamliner generation of planes and promises to set a new global standard for fuel efficiency.
As with the other aircraft in the Dreamliner family, the 787-10 is designed with strong, lightweight composites and comes with state of the art systems. The new Dreamliner has a longer fuselage to allow space for 40 more passengers with a total of 330 seats when arranged in the standard two-class configuration.
The additional capacity results in the 787-10 having the lowest operating cost per seat in service for any widebody aircraft currently in service.
Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Goh Choon Phong commented about being the 787-10 launch customer, “It is an honour for us to be the world’s first airline to take delivery of this amazing aircraft,”
“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.”
He further added, “The 787-10 underscores Singapore Airlines’ longstanding commitment to operate a modern fleet, and marks the start of a new chapter in our shared story with Boeing.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, Kevin McAllister said, “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,”
“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.”
The new 787-10 aircraft are planned to be in service by May this year and will operate on Singapore to Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia route.