Boeing 787 – 10 Dreamliner

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On February 17, 2017 Boeing rolled out its newest aircraft: the Boeing 787 – 10 Dreamliner. This is the third aircraft in the series, and is set to carry 40 more passengers and 15% more cargo than the previous 787-9.

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787-8
Seating: 242
Range: 7,355 nmi
Configuration: Twin aisle
Cross Section: 226 in
Wingspan: 197 ft
Length: 186 ft
Height: 56 ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Total Cargo Volume: 4,400 ft³
Max Takeoff Weight: 502,500 lbs

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787-9
Seating: 290
Range: 7,635 nmi
Configuration: Twin aisle
Cross Section: 226 in
Wingspan: 197 ft
Length: 206 ft
Height: 56 ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Total Cargo Volume: 5,400 ft³
Max Takeoff Weight: 560,000 lbs

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787-10
Seating: 330
Range: 6,430 nmi
Configuration: Twin aisle
Cross Section: 226 in
Wingspan: 197 ft
Length: 224 ft
Height: 56 ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Total Cargo Volume: 6,200 ft³
Max Takeoff Weight: 560,000 lbs

While the Boeing 787 – 10 Dreamliner is made of parts from all around the world, it is the only Boeing aircraft which will be made strictly at the company’s South Carolina facility. This makes this aircraft the fist Boeing to be made anywhere other than the Boeing home base in Seattle, WA. Along with its unique manufacturing location, the Boeing 787 – 10 includes many features to make the flight more enjoyable for passengers and the surrounding community.

Features of the 787 – 10 Dreamliner

Passenger Experience:

  • Best Views from the Best Windows: The 787 – 10 features the largest windows of any aircraft, providing riders with the best views, regardless of where they sit. These windows can even dim at the touch of a button, helping to control the cabin lighting regardless of time of day.
  • Clean Air Cabin: Utilizing the newest filtration and pressure systems, crisper air is circulated through the cabin with some added humidity to avoid fatigue and dryness.
  • Large Cabin Space: High ceilings and wide entryways make this ride feel as open as possible There’s storage space for all of your luggage and to move around the cabin when necessary.
  • Better Lighting: New, adjustable LED lights provide you with a more relaxing ride.
  • Smooth Ride Technology: This aircraft has sensors all around to help ease turbulence to prevent motion sickness and make for a smoother ride.

New Market Assets:

  • Unparalleled Travel Routes: Thanks to the unprecedented fuel efficiency of this line of aircraft, Boeing is now able to open new nonstop routes. As of now, this family of Dreamliners has opened up 120 new routes with many more to come.
  • Quiet for the Community: With new technology, the 787 family is able to ensure the only time the aircraft is 85 decibels or higher is when at the airport. The noise footprint of the new aircraft has been reduced by 60% of its competitors. This is witnessed inside and out of the aircraft, as passengers can easily tell the difference in noise during flight times.

Cost Efficiency

  • Fuel Efficiency: The 787 family as a whole uses 20% less fuel than other aircraft. The 787 – 10, however, uses 25% less fuel than previous generations.
  • Mixed-Fleet Flying: Flying one of these aircrafts only takes an additional five days of training for pilots who can fly the 777. That means you can easily schedule pilots for any aircraft, and no specialization is needed.
  • Cargo Revenue: With 15% more cargo room, airlines can utilize the space to add more luggage.
  • Minimal Maintenance Needs: Being the strongest aircraft yet, the 787-10 is durable and has 30% less airframe maintenance costs than previous generations of airplane.

The 787 – 10 Dreamliner has opened a new door in air travel. With over 100 new non-stop routes and more space for passengers and cargo, the airline industry anticipates seeing many more of these aircraft in the field soon.