Boeing’s facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, played host to Singapore Airlines as airline representatives took delivery of the first 787-10 Dreamliner.
Relative to other jets in the Dreamliner family, the 787-10 features a longer fuselage, which allows it to carry about 40 more passengers for a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration. The additional capacity lets the 787-10 provide the lowest operating cost per seat of any widebody airplane in service today.
Singapore Airlines — through its subsidiary Scoot — already flies 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. It has 68 additional widebody jets on order from Boeing, including 48 additional 787-10s, and 20 of the new 777-9s.
Singapore Airlines plans to put its 787-10s into scheduled service in May, with flights from Singapore to Osaka, Japan, and Perth, Australia. Prior to the introduction of these services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew-training purposes.