Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner made its debut today at Boeing South Carolina as thousands of employees celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump.
“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.”
The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, is said to be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks.
Boeing 787-10, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, is said to be the most efficient in its class. And it is the longest model of the Dreamliner family.
“It 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.”
The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to airlines in 2018. So far the Boeing has acquired 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.
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.