PARIS, 19 June 2013. Boeing (NYSE:BA) launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the super-efficient 787 family, during Paris Air Show 2013—logging commitments for 102 airplanes from five customers across Europe, Asia, and North America for the newest Dreamliner.
The new 787-10 will fly up to 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km), covering more than 90 percent of the world's twin-aisle routes, with seating for 300-330 passengers, depending on an airline's configuration choices. The second member of the family, the 787-9, is in final assembly in Everett, Wash., and is set to make its first flight later this year.
Customer launch commitments for the 787-10 include: Air Lease Corporation, with 30 airplanes; GE Capital Aviation Services, with 10; International Airlines Group / British Airways, with 12 subject to shareholder approval; Singapore Airlines, with 30; and United Airlines, with 20 airplanes.
"The 787-10 Dreamliner will be the most-efficient jetliner in history. The airplane's operating economics are unmatched and it has all the incredible passenger-pleasing features that set the 787 family apart as truly special," says Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. "The 787-10 is 25 percent more efficient than airplanes of its size today and more than 10 percent better than anything being offered by the competition for the future."
Design of the 787-10 has already started at Boeing, 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.
The 787-10 will share a common type rating not only with the 787-8 and 787-9, but also with the popular Boeing 777, giving airlines additional flexibility in scheduling and training flight crews.