Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Completes First Flight
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time today atBoeing South Carolina. The airplane, which is the newest and longest model ofthe 787 family, completed a successful flight totaling four hours and 58minutes. The 787-10 haswon 149 orders from nine customers across the globe including launch customerSingapore Airlines, Air Lease Corporation (ALC), All Nippon Airways (ANA),British Airways, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS),KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and United Airlines. The 787Dreamliner family is a key part of Boeing?s twin-aisle airplane strategy, whichoffers a modern, optimized and efficient airplane family in every marketsegment. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown over 560 unique routes around the world, saving an estimated14 billion pounds of fuel.