Posted on February 18, 2017 · Posted in Factory Fresh

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut today at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

“What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO. “In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern aerospace production facility that is delivering 787s to airlines all over the world and supporting thousands of U.S. jobs in the process.”

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The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks.

“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.”

Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018. The airplane has won 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.

The 787-10, the longest model of the Dreamliner family, will grow the nonstop routes opened by the 787-8 and 787-9 with unprecedented efficiency. As an 18-foot (5.5-m) stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will deliver the 787 family’s preferred passenger experience and long range with up to 10 percent better fuel use and emissions than the competition. The 787 Dreamliner family is a key part of Boeing’s twin-aisle strategy, which offers a modern, optimized and efficient airplane family in every market segment. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown more than 140 million people on 530 routes around the world, saving an estimated 13 billion pounds of fuel.

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787 Family Specifications

Model 787-8 787-9 787-10
Cockpit crew Two
Seating 242 : 24J @85″ + 218Y @32″
max. 359, exit limit 381
290 : 28J @85″ + 262Y @32″
max. 406, exit limit 420
330 : 32J @85″ + 298Y @32″
max. 440, exit limit 440
Length 186 ft 1 in (56.72 m) 206 ft 1 in (62.81 m) 224 ft (68.28 m)
Wingspan 197 ft 3 in (60.12 m)
Aspect ratio 10.03
Wing area 3,880 sq ft (360.5 m2)
Wing sweep 32.2 degrees
Height 55 ft 10 in (17.02 m)
Fuselage dimensions Height: 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)
Width: 18 ft 11 in (5.77 m)
Cabin width 18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)
Cargo capacity 4,826 ft³ /136.7 m³
28 LD3
or 9 (88×125) pallets
6,090 ft³ / 172.5 m³
36 LD3
or 11 (96×125) pallets
6,722 ft³ / 191.4 m³
40 LD3
or 13 (96×125) pallets
Maximum takeoff weight 502,500 lb / 227,930 kg 560,000 lb / 254,011 kg 560,000 lb / 254,011 kg
Maximum landing weight 380,000 lb / 172,365 kg 425,000 lb / 192,777 kg 445,000 lb / 201,849 kg
Maximum zero-fuel weight 355,000 lb / 161,025 kg 400,000 lb / 181,437 kg 425,000 lb / 192,777 kg
Operating empty weight 264,500 lb / 119,950 kg 284,000 lb / 128,850 kg
Cruising speed Mach 0.85 (488 kn; 561 mph; 903 km/h)
Maximum speed Mach 0.89 (511 kn; 587 mph; 945 km/h)
Range at typical seating 7,355 nmi (13,621 km) 7,635 nmi (14,140 km) 6,430 nmi (11,908 km)
Takeoff distance
MTOW (ISA, SL)
10,300 ft (3,100 m)
hi thrust: 8,500 ft (2,600 m)
9,400 ft (2,900 m)
Fuel capacity 33,340 US gal / 126,206 L
223,378 lb / 101,323 kg
33,384 US gal / 126,372 L
223,673 lb / 101,456 kg
Service ceiling 43,000 ft (13,100 m)[398]
Engines (×2) General Electric GEnx-1B or Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
Thrust (×2) 64,000 lbf (280 kN) 71,000 lbf (320 kN) 76,000 lbf (340 kN)

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