Ahead of Historic First 787-10 Delivery, Boeing Gives Update on 787 Program & South Carolina Facility

Airwaysmag | March 25, 2018

Ahead of Historic First 787-10 Delivery, Boeing Gives Update on 787 Program & South Carolina Facility
The morning of the first 787-10 Dreamliner delivery to launch customer Singapore Airlines, Boeing gave an update on the 787 programs as an extended tour around their facility in Charleston, South Carolina. Having previously been to Charleston on a factory visit, we wanted to see what progress had been made since the visit back in February 2017. The main area of this briefing was on the 787-10. Boeing has placed a specific focus on the aircraft type maximizing fuel efficiency and family commonality, offering up to 14% more seats than the 787-9 and 13% more cargo than the -9 also. The -10’s fuselage is also 18 feet longer than the -9. The 787-10 isn’t as long range an aircraft as the 787-9 at 6,430 mmi and 7,635 nmi respectively. In terms of their mission for each variant, they do differ significantly. For example, the original -8 is used for opening new routes and operating thinner point-to-point city pairs. The larger -9, considered the heart of the 787 Family, features the longest range of all three variants, and is optimized for denser long-haul markets.

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