Boe­ing 787-10 Dream­liner Suc­cess­fully Com­pletes First Flight

India Strategic - - NSTR -

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. The Boe­ing 787-10 Dream­liner took to the skies for the first time March 31 at Boe­ing’s South Carolina fa­cil­ity. The air­plane, which is the new­est and long­est model of the 787 fam­ily, com­pleted a suc­cess­ful flight to­tal­ing four hours and 58 min­utes. “The 787-10’s first flight moves us one step closer to giv­ing our cus­tomers the most ef­fi­cient air­plane in its class,” said Boe­ing Com­mer­cial Air­planes Pres­i­dent & CEO Kevin McAl­lis­ter. “The air­plane will give car­ri­ers added flex­i­bil­ity in grow­ing their net­work routes and build on the over­whelm­ing suc­cess of the 787 Dream­liner fam­ily.”

Pi­loted by Cap­tain Tim Berg and Mike Bryan of Boe­ing’s Test & Eval­u­a­tion Team, the air­plane per­formed tests on flight con­trols, sys­tems and han­dling qual­i­ties. The 787-10 will now un­dergo com­pre­hen­sive flight test­ing be­fore cus­tomer de­liv­er­ies be­gin in the first half of 2018.

The 787-10 has won 149 orders from nine cus­tomers across the globe in­clud­ing launch cus­tomer Sin­ga­pore

Boe­ing Com­mer­cial Air­planes Pres­i­dent & CEO Kevin McAl­lis­ter

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