This was also the first new Dreamliner model (of which 49 were delivered to Singapore Airlines), and it’s the best of its class. The aircraft will make its first flight beginning next month between Osaka, Japan and Perth, Australia.
Boeing is delivering 122 more 787-10s, and carriers can’t wait to get theirs—here’s why:
Boeing 787-10 is much more fuel-efficient than other like-planes, using about 25 percent less. Compared to its rivalry, the 787-10 still uses 10 percent less.
Costs Less to Maintain
The new models are made with “composite fuselage” and “robust design”, allowing the amount of money spent on maintenance to be cut by 30 percent. As a result, the airplane can spend more time flying rather than going under for repair.
The largest (until now) Dreamliner aircraft is 224 feet long, however, Boeing 787-10 is 242 feet long (18 feet longer). That’s not all, the new model can seat 330 people, whereas the other Dreamliners can only seat 242 to 290 people, respectfully.
In terms of cargo space, there’s about 15 to 41 percent more room in the 787-10s, compared to the other two models. With more space, airlines can expect more profit.
Boeing 787-10 is made with lighter materials that decrease fuel usage and costs for fixing aircraft issues related to weight. Moreover, with this new type of material, damages show up a lot easier, and if it’s small enough, the maintenance crew can fix it within an hour right at the gate.
Travel Further for Less
The newest models can travel 7,400 miles, which is about 600 to 1,000 miles less (respectfully) than any of its predecessors. Although it’s less, the cost to travel such long distances is much more efficient. As a result, it will allow carriers to schedule more long-haul flights that they previously were not able to do (or may not have wanted to due to the cost of fuel), opening up a new business in new cities and countries around the world.
Although not 787-10s specifically, all Dreamliner jets have several features in common. These include the following: noise reduction throughout the cabin (i.e. less engine noise, vibration isolation, and quieter landings and takeoffs); reduction in the amount of turbulence passenger feel (people are 8 times less likely to get air sickness); more space in all cabins (thanks to the higher ceiling and lengthier interior design); biggest windows for all passengers that can be dimmed with a touch of a button; and a high-tech purifier that outputs cleaner air for everyone sitting inside.