Latest and Largest Boeing Dreamliner, the 787-10, Makes First Flight
The latest and largest model of Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner made its maiden flight Friday morning from North Charleston, South Carolina.
The 787-10 Dreamliner, whose flight was webcast by Boeing, took off shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time. The aircraft is currently airborne as the test is slated to last four to five hours.
Unlike the two earlier Dreamliners, the 787-8 and 787-9, which are assembled in Everett, Washington, the 787-10 is built only in South Carolina.
The 787-10 will, however, eventually fly to Seattle for additional testing, Boeing said during the webcast.
The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer already has 149 firm orders for the 787-10 model. Launch customer Singapore Airlines has ordered 30, as has Etihad Airways.
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