Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the world’s first Boeing 787-10, the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family.
The new aircraft is designed with strong, lightweight composites, advanced systems and a longer fuselage than other 787 Dreamliners.
The airlines, through its subsidiary Scoot already flies 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners and the group is the first to operate all three models.
Singapore Airlines chief executive officer, Goh Choon Phong says: “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.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, Kevin McAllister says: “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 honoured by Singapore’s partnership and trust, as reflected by their repeated orders for the Dreamliner.”
Singapore Airlines plans to put the 787-10 into scheduled service in May with flights to Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia.