Boeing Launches 787-10 Dreamliner with $30 Billion in Orders
Boeing announced the launch of the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 family, on Monday at the Paris Air Show. Five airlines placed orders for a total of 102 new aircraft.
The five customers are carriers IAG/British Airways, Singapore Airlines, and United Airlines, as well as Air Lease Corporation and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The orders for the 102 aircraft are valued at roughly $30 billion at list prices.
British Airways placed an order for 12 of the aircraft, subject to shareholder approval, while Singapore Airlines ordered 30, and United Airlines placed an order for 20. Air Lease Corporation placed an order for 30 787-10s, and GECAS ordered 10.
Boeing has already started design of the aircraft, and final assembly and flight tests are expected to begin in 2017, with the first delivery scheduled for 2018. The 787-10 will have a range of 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometers), and will be able to seat up to 330 passengers.