Boeing has today rolled out the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at a ceremony held at the company’s North Charelston site with president Donald Trump in attendance.
The aircraft’s long awaited roll-out marks an important step towards its certification, with flight testing of the stretched type due to start later this year.
“This airplane, the most efficient in its class, is the result of years of hard work and dedication from our Boeing teammates, suppliers and community partners in South Carolina and across the globe,” said Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO. “We know our customers, including launch customer Singapore Airlines, are going to love what the 787-10 will do for their fleets, and we can’t wait to see them fly it.”
The 787-10 is an 18-foot (5.5-m) stretch of the 787-9, offering a 14% increase in passenger capacity. The 787-10 order book currently stands at 149, with Singapore Airlines being the launch customer of the type.