Boeing (NYSE: BA) has rolled out the first 787-10 Dreamliner built for Singapore Airlines at its Final Assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, the company said.
The airplane will now undergo the painting of the airline´s livery and begin its system checks, fueling, and engine runs. Singapore Airlines is due to take delivery of its first 787-10 in the first half of 2018 and will be operated on the airline´s medium-haul routes.
Singapore Airlines is the launch customer of the 787-10 and currently has 30 airplanes on firm order. The airline also signed a letter of intent in February to purchase 19 additional 787-10s.
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.
The 787 Dreamliner family offers a modern, optimized and efficient airplane family in every market segment. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown more than 190 million people on more than 560 unique routes around the world, saving an estimated 18 billion pounds of fuel.