Boeing Debuts 787-10 at South Carolina Factory

Feb 17, 2017

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

The first 787-10 Dreamliner has been completed with much fanfare at Boeing’s South Carolina plant. In a full ceremony, the manufacturer showed off the first aircraft of the series, which will begin flight testing later this year.

As the third member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10 is the largest composite aircraft manufactured by Boeing to date. According to a company fact sheet, the 787-10 variation will have a total capacity of 330 passengers — 36% more than the 787-8 and 14% over the 787-9. The wide-body aircraft has a total length of 224 feet, 18 feet longer than the 787-9 variation. In addition, the aircraft has a top cruising speed of about 650 miles per hour and a projected range of over 6,000 miles, which Boeing claims could cover over 90% of the current air routes operated by twin-engine aircraft.

Prior to the debut, Boeing released several pictures of the aircraft being constructed at the South Carolina plant, which will be the exclusive origin of the Dreamliner. A time-lapsed video shared on social media shows the work that went into building the aircraft, from start to finish.

With the plane showing all signs of operational functionality, the aircraft manufacturer will now prepare the first 787-10 for testing in the coming weeks. Boeing has not announced a timeline for the first flight of the new Dreamliner.

The 787-10 Dreamliner variant is expected to take its first delivery in 2018, with Singapore Airlines as the launch customer. Overall, the aircraft has earned 149 orders from nine customers, including ANA, British Airways, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, KLM and United Airlines. Statistics from Boeing claim over 140 million people have flown aboard a Dreamliner across 530 routes since the launch six years ago.

The 787-10 Dreamliner is not the only new aircraft Boeing’s recently previewed. Earlier in February, Aviation Week posted pictures of the 737-MAX 9 nearing completion from the manufacturer’s Renton, Washington facility.

Featured image and 787-10 Dreamliner images courtesy of Boeing.

American Express® Green Card

WELCOME OFFER: 30,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: up to $100 annual CLEAR statement credit, up to $100 annual LoungeBuddy statement credit, 3x points on travel and transit, 3x points on restaurants worldwide

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on all eligible travel, from subway swipes and window seats to hotel stays and city tours.
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points at restaurants worldwide.
  • Receive up to $100 per year in statement credits when you use the American Express® Green Card to pay for your CLEAR® membership at select airports and stadiums across the U.S. and Permissible Biometric Scanning Technology terms: eye scanning, irises scanning and fingerprints scanning.
  • Use the American Express® Green Card to purchase lounge access through LoungeBuddy to any of the lounges in the LoungeBuddy network – no memberships, elite statuses, or first class tickets required. Earn up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year on your LoungeBuddy purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $150 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
See Rates & Fees
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.