Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 from the
manufacturer’s production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. SIA is the
world’s first airline to take delivery of Boeing’s newest aircraft variant, which is
due to enter commercial service next month.
The aircraft – the first of 49 787-10s that SIA has on firm order – was formally
delivered at a ceremony today in North Charleston (evening of 25 March 2018
local time) attended by SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong. Also in attendance were
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Mr Kevin McAllister, Rolls-Royce
Director Customers and Services – Civil Aerospace Mr Dominic Horwood, some
three thousand Boeing employees as well as invited guests.
“It is an honour for us to be the world’s first airline to take delivery of this amazing
aircraft. The 787-10 is indeed a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work
of art. It will be an important element in our overall growth strategy, enabling us
to expand our network and strengthen our operations,” said Mr Goh at the
“The delivery of the first 787-10 underscores our longstanding commitment to
operate a modern fleet, and marks the start of a new chapter in our shared story
Mr McAllister added: “This is a big day for all of us at Boeing and for our global
supplier partners. We are thrilled to deliver the first 787-10 Dreamliner to
Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s leading carriers. And we are honoured by
Singapore Airlines’ partnership and trust, as reflected by their repeated orders for
SIA’s 787-10s will be used for flights up to eight hours. Osaka and Perth will be
the first scheduled destinations to be served by the new aircraft, from May 2018.
Prior to the introduction of these services, the aircraft will be operated on selected
flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.
The 787-10s will feature SIA’s new regional cabin products, configured with 337
seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats.
The new products will be unveiled at an arrival ceremony in Singapore on 28
March 2018, after the aircraft’s delivery flight from North Charleston via Osaka.
The Guest-of-Honour for this event will be Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s
Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport.
Constructed using lightweight composite materials, the 68-metre 787-10 is the
longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft. With exceptional
operating efficiency and advanced technology, the newest addition to the Airline’s
fleet is designed to offer a more tranquil cabin experience. Customers can look
forward to customisable lighting preferences with large electronically dimmable
windows, cleaner air, and a quieter and smoother ride.
SIA is the largest customer for the 787-10. Low-cost subsidiary Scoot is already an
operator of both 787-8s and 787-9s, making SIA the first airline group in the
world to operate all three variants of Boeing’s Dreamliner family of aircraft.
In addition to the 49 firm-ordered 787-10s, SIA has a firm order with Boeing for
20 777-9s, which are due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year.