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2/17/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Boeing rolls out 787-10 Dreamliner

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The airplane is scheduled to fly in the coming weeks and Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018.

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The Boeing 787-10 composites-intensive Dreamliner made its debut on Feb. 17 at the Boeing facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks. Boeing calls the increased use of composites the "chief breakthrough material technology on the 787." The 787 is 50 percent composite by weight and a majority of the primary structure is made of composite materials, most notably the fuselage.

“What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO. “In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern aerospace production facility that is delivering 787s to airlines all over the world and supporting thousands of U.S. jobs in the process.”

“This airplane, the most efficient in its class, is the result of years of hard work and dedication from our Boeing teammates, suppliers and community partners in South Carolina and across the globe,” said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO. “We know our customers, including launch customer Singapore Airlines, are going to love what the 787-10 will do for their fleets, and we can’t wait to see them fly it.”

Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018. The airplane has won 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.

The 787-10, the longest model of the Dreamliner family, will grow the nonstop routes opened by the 787-8 and 787-9. As an 18-foot (5.5-m) stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will deliver the 787 family’s preferred passenger experience and long range with up to 10 percent better fuel use and emissions than the competition. The 787 Dreamliner family is a key part of Boeing’s twin-aisle strategy, which offers a modern, optimized and efficient airplane family in every market segment. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown more than 140 million people on 530 routes around the world, saving an estimated 13 billion pounds of fuel.

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