Boeing Hits Milestone with Delivery of Dreamliner No. 787

By Paul Riegler on 13 December 2018
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DSC_0277 (1)Boeing celebrated the delivery of its 787th Dreamliner aircraft Thursday at the Everett Delivery Center in Washington.

The airplane was delivered to AerCap, an aircraft lessor and major 787 customer, and it will be operated by China Southern, one of China’s “big three” airlines. China Southern already has ten 787-8 and eight 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet.

Noting that the airline was the Dreamliner’s launch customer in China, Ihssane Mounir, a Boeing senior vice president, said the company was “honored to share this important milestone with China Southern.”

The first Dreamliner was delivered in September 2011 to launch customer ANA and went into service with that airline on October 25, 2011. Since then, the 787 family has flown almost 300 million miles (482 million kilometers) on over 1.5 million flights. The super efficient airliner has made it possible for airlines to introduce 210 new non-stop routes that were previously unattainable.

China Southern has used its Dreamliner fleet to connect its Guangzhou hub with London and Rome in Europe, Vancouver in North America, and Auckland, Christchurch, and Perth in Oceania.

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