Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Successfully Completes First Flight
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