Boe­ing de­liv­ers first 787-10 Dream­liner to Sin­ga­pore Air­lines

Aero­plane to en­ter ser­vice in May with flights to Ja­pan,Aus­tralia

The Daily News Egypt - - Business -

Boe­ing and Sin­ga­pore Air­lines cel­e­brated the de­liv­ery of the first 78710 air­plane, the new­est and largest mem­ber of the Dream­liner fam­ily that will set a new global stan­dard for fuel ef­fi­ciency, said a press state­ment from Boe­ing on Mon­day.

The state­ment added that Sin­ga­pore Air­lines is the first to op­er­ate all three Dream­liner mod­els be­cause it al­ready flies the 787-8 and 787-9 Dream­lin­ers, not­ing that the Sin­ga­porean group has an ad­di­tional 68 Boe­ing wide-body jets on or­der, in­clud­ing 48 more 787-10s and 20 of the new 777-9 aero­plane.

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines plans to put its 787-10 into com­mer­cial ser­vice in May, with flights from Sin­ga­pore to Osaka, Ja­pan and Perth, Aus­tralia, noted the state­ment.

The 787-10 aero­plane is de­signed with strong, light­weight com­pos­ites, ad­vanced sys­tems, and com­fort­able cabin fea­tures, added the state­ment, not­ing that the aero­plane has 330 seats in a stan­dard two-class con­fig­u­ra­tion.

The 787-10 aero­plane pro­vides air­lines with the low­est op­er­at­ing cost per seat com­pared to any other wide­body air­plane.

CEO of Sin­ga­pore Air­lines Goh Choon Phong said, “it is an hon­our for us to be the world’s first air­line” to re­ceive this air­craft, adding,“it is a mag­nif­i­cent piece of en­gi­neer­ing and it will be an im­por­tant ele­ment in our over­all growth strat­egy,en­abling us to ex­pand our net­work and strengthen our op­er­a­tions.”

“The 787-10 un­der­scores Sin­ga­pore Air­lines’ long­stand­ing com­mit­ment to op­er­ate a mod­ern fleet, and marks the start of a new chap­ter in our shared story with Boe­ing,” added Goh.

“This is a big day for all of us at Boe­ing and for our global sup­plier part­ners. We are thrilled to de­liver the first 787-10 Dream­liner to Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, one of the world’s lead­ing car­ri­ers,” said Boe­ing Com­mer­cial Air­planes Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Kevin McAl­lis­ter.

The 787-10 Dream­liner air­craft sets a new bench­mark for fuel ef­fi­ciency and op­er­at­ing costs with up to 25% more ef­fi­cient fuel con­sump­tion per seat and lower emis­sions than the 787-9 air­craft,said the state­ment.

The state­ment added that the 787 Dream­liner group is an all-new, su­per-ef­fi­cient fam­ily of com­mer­cial air­planes that can fly long dis­tances while of­fer­ing 20-25% bet­ter fuel ef­fi­ciency per seat and lower emis­sions than other air­planes.

Since 2011, more than 640 Dream­lin­ers have en­tered ser­vice,fly­ing more than 230 mil­lion peo­ple on more than 680 routes around the world, sav­ing an es­ti­mated 10.4m tonnes of fuel, said the state­ment.

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines is the first to op­er­ate all three Dream­liner mod­els

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