If you have been following me closely on Instagram, you would have known that I am part of the media team who travelled to Charleston, South Carolina for the delivery of the world's first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines. The delivery ceremony which took place this evening in South Carolina marks the airlines' first 787-10 Dreamliner model - Singapore Airlines Group is the first in the world to operate all three Dreamliner models.
Singapore Airlines has 68 additional Boeing widebody jets on order, including 48 additional 787-10s, and 20 of the new 777-9s. These brand new 787-10s have a longer fuselage which allows it to carry more passengers and it is fitted with 337 seats in a two class cabin - 36 seats in Business and 301 seats in Economy Class.
About 3,000 people marked the milestone at Boeing's facility in North Charleston, South Carolina where the latest 787 model is manufactured. Like the other 787 Dreamliners, the 787-10 is designed with strong, lightweight composites, the most advanced systems, and comfortable cabin features. With the additional capacity, the 787-10 provides airlines the lowest operating cost per seat of any widebody airplane in service today.
I will be flying the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner home to Singapore from Charleston (via Osaka for a quick tech-stop) so watch out for those exclusive cabin pictures very soon!