Singapore Airlines (SIA) has become the world’s first airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787-10 – Boeing’s newest aircraft variant and the longest in its Dreamliner range – due to enter commercial service next month.
The aircraft – the first of 49 787-10s that SIA has on firm order – was delivered at a ceremony in North Charleston on the evening of March 25, 2018.
SIA’s 787-10s will be used for flights up to eight hours. Osaka and Perth will be the first scheduled destinations to be served by the new aircraft, from May 2018. Prior to the introduction of these services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.
The 787-10s will feature SIA’s new regional cabin products, configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats.
Constructed using lightweight composite materials, the 68m 787-10 is the longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft. Customers can look forward to customisable lighting preferences with large electronically dimmable windows, cleaner air, and a quieter and smoother ride.