FIRST BOEING 787-10 FOR SINGAPORE AIRLINES
In the last week of March this year, Boeing delivered the first 787-10 to the launch customer Singapore Airlines. Singapore airlines has configured the first Boeing 787 in a two-class arrangement with 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats. The airline has 49 of the type on order. Singapore Airlines group will be the first to operate all the three variants of the Dreamliner. The airline’s subsidiary Scoot already operates the 787-8 and -9.
Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines said “It is an honour for us to be the world’s first airline to take delivery of this amazing aircraft. The 787-10 is a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work of art. 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.” Kevin McAllister, President and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said “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”.