The carrier will be the first airline in the world to operate all three versions of the Dreamliner
Boeing has delivered the biggest aircraft of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10. The commercial aeroplane manufacturer handed the ceremonial key of the plane to the chief executive of Singapore Airlines, Goh Choon Phong, at Boeing’s South Carolina plant on Sunday.
The new Dreamliner is designed to save fuel and to increase passenger comfort. The body is built from carbon-composite fabrication materials and it features new state-of-the-air filtration systems with higher levels of humidity in the air for long-distance flight.
President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Kevin McAllister, said: “We are very excited today to deliver our first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines. They are a leader in this industry and it’s an honour to have them take the first 787-10 and also to be the first to fly every variant of the 787 family. The 8, the 9 and the 10.”
“It will simply be the most efficient twin-aisle in its class. It’s our largest variant of the 787 family and will bring the very best economics to the airline, passenger comfort, reliability and durability for customers.”
Goh said: “We are very proud to be the launch customers and also the largest customers for Boeing 787-10.”
“In fact, with this ‘dash 10’ coming to the family, we’ll be the first airline in the world to operate all three versions of the Dreamliner. We have the 787-8 and 787-9 with our subsidiary carrier Scoot. It is an important milestone for Singapore Airlines as well.”
“We do believe that this aircraft will be a great addition to our fleet, both in terms of making it very fuel efficient, because the plane comes with the latest technology, and at the same time, it will help us grow our network,” Goh added.