Boeing announced that it will roll out the first B787-10, the largest variant of the Dreamliner Family, on the 17th of February 2017 at its facility in North Charleston, South Carolina (USA). The company recently released a media invitation for the debut of the new Dreamliner.
The new airplane will undergo the flight test this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018. First deliveries are planned for the launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA).
The flag carrier of Singapore has placed firm order for 19 B787-10s on the 9th of February 2017. SIA has previously placed an initial order in 2013 for 30 aircraft for delivery from the 2018/19 financial year.
The new Dreamliner will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines and it is built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina.
The company now has received 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.
According to Boeing, the B787-10 can accommodate 330 passengers in 2-class configuration and fly within the range of 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km). The latest version of Dreamliner, 787-9, features 290 seats in 2-class configuration and it can fly within 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km).