Singapore Airlines has become the first airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787-10, the largest member of the 787 family. The carrier has 48 additional 787-10s on order.
On 25th March, Singapore Airlines became the first airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787-10, the largest member of the 787 family. The airline, through its subsidiary Scoot, will thus become the first to operate all three versions of the 787.
The delivery ceremony took place at Boeing's facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, where the aircraft is built. The 787-10, unlike the other members of the family, is built only in South Carolina
The 787-10, the longest model of the Dreamliner family, features an 18ft (5.5m) stretch compared with the 787-9. Singapore Airlines has 68 additional Boeing widebody jets on order, including 48 additional 787-10s, and 20 777-9s.
Orders for the 787-10 have slowed in recent years. The most recent order was Singapore's follow-on purchase of 19 aircraft — the sole 787-10 deal in 2017. Prior to that, the only orders booked in the three preceding years came in 2015, from EVA Air (18) and All Nippon (3).
Singapore Airlines plans to puts 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.
The first 787-10 was rolled out in February 2017.