United Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

By Paul Riegler on 5 November 2018
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One of the 787 Dreamliner test fleet, ZA003, in Dallas

One of the 787 Dreamliner test fleet, ZA003, in Dallas

United Airlines became the first airline in the United States to operate the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner when it accepted delivery of one on Monday.

The Boeing 787-10 is the biggest in the Dreamliner fleet.  It is 1’ 6” (457 mm) wider and 37’ 11” (11.6 meters) longer than the original Dreamliner and can carry 32 business-class passengers and 298 in coach in a typical two-class configuration.

The move made United the first airline in the world to operate the entire Dreamliner fleet, which also includes the 787-8 and the 787-9.

United’s new 787-10 will offer 44 fully lie-flat seats in the Polaris business-class cabin, 21 recliner seats in premium economy, 54 seats in the airline’s premium-economy lite section, and 199 seats in coach.

The aircraft “offers superior fuel efficiency while providing a more comfortable customer experience onboard that allows passengers to arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed,” said Gerry Laderman, the airline’s CFO, in a statement.

The launch customer for the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner was Singapore Airlines, which ordered 30 and which took delivery of its first version of the high-tech plane in March.

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