Singapore Airlines welcomed on March 28 the world’s first 787-10 aircraft as it arrived in Singapore from Boeing’s production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The newest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner family of aircraft was received at an arrival ceremony at Changi Airport. Singapore Airlines also introduced the next generation regional cabin products, which will be fitted on the new 787-10s. They include all-new Business Class seats which recline into fully-flat beds.
Singapore Airlines’s 787-10s will be used on flights up to eight hours and will commence scheduled service between Singapore and both Osaka and Perth in May 2018, with more destinations to be added as additional aircraft are received. Prior to these services, the aircraft will be operated on select services to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.
Singapore Airlines is the largest customer for the 787-10, with firm orders for 49 of the type. The Airline also has a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s, which are due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year.
— Singapore Airlines