Boeing 787-10X Dreamliner Given Provisional Green Light

By Paul Riegler on 7 November 2012
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The Dreamliner on tour at DFW

Boeing’s board of directors has given a stretched version of the Dreamliner, the 787-10X, a provisional go-ahead and the aircraft manufacturer has begun talks with airlines and leasing companies about the aircraft’s development.

The 787-10X will be 18 feet (5.48 meters) longer than the 206-foot (62.78 meter) 787-9 variant and will seat 43 additional passengers, although that number will vary based on how an individual airline configures cabins and seating.  The elongated Dreamliner is expected to have a range of roughly 6,700 nautical miles.

Boeing has already delivered 30 Dreamliners to date.  The first Dreamliner went into service late last year with launch customer ANA.

If the 787-10X is given the final go-ahead, which will largely depend on how the airlines and leasing companies react to it, it could be in service as early as 2018.

(Photo: Jonathan Spira)

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