June 19, 2013 - Boeing announced yesterday at
the 2013 Paris Air Show that it has launched the
787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the
super-efficient 787 family. Commitments for 102
airplanes from five customers across Europe,
Asia and North America provide a strong
foundation to support development and production
of the newest Dreamliner.
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 new 787-10 will fly up to 7,000 nautical
miles 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.