The Dreamliner Surpasses the Boeing 767 in Total Orders, Hits Other Impressive Milestones
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After 13 years of development and refinement, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has officially passed the 767 in sales. In a blog post written by Boeing’s vice president of marketing Randy Tinseth, the company announced that the 787 airframe is now one of its best-selling wide-body aircraft.
Tinseth noted that 767 airframes — including the passenger, freighter and KC-46A refueling tanker variants — have a combined total of 1,204 sales since the line’s introduction nearly 39 years ago, with 1,096 built through December 2016. In a fraction of that time, the 787 Dreamliner has logged 1,207 sales, with 512 completed aircraft built through January 2017.
The Dreamliner reached this milestone despite a rocky start when it was first introduced in 2011 with All Nippon Airways (ANA). After a number of battery failures, the plane was grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2013 until a solution could be found. Even with component improvements, at the end of 2016 the FAA ordered the aircraft to be rebooted every three weeks.
Earlier this February, Boeing unveiled the latest Dreamliner variant: the 787-10. During a ceremony at the manufacturer’s South Carolina plant, the public got a first look at the longest variation of the composite plane, scheduled to begin test flights later this year.
Tinseth also announced that the Dreamliner has flown over 140 million passengers in nearly seven years of service, for a combined total of 1.8 billion revenue miles. It has also opened up 120 new routes around the world, saving airlines over 12 billion pounds of fuel.
In terms of overall orders, the Dreamliner is the third best-selling wide-body for the Boeing Commercial Airplane division. It trails behind the 747 with 1,554 orders, as well as the 777, with over 1,900 orders to date.
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