Singapore Airlines is all set to take the new version of Boeing to the sky. Planning to put the aircraft into service this year in May, Singapore Airlines has become the world’s first air carrier to acquire the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.
Manufactured in South Carolina, USA, the average price of a single 787-10 Dreamliner is about $325.8million, which is quite expensive than the older 787-9 model priced at $281.6 million. The price difference between the two models is because of the variations in the engine design, performance, interior avionics, fuel capacity and other customizations.
Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is 224 feet long, which makes it the longest aircraft in the Boeing family. The lengths of the wings are about 197 feet and height is about 56 feet. It has 330 seats in a two-class configuration – 40 seats more than the older version. The cargo capacity is also more than the previous model but its range is impacted due to the extra weight that it holds. The new Dreamliner can travel up to a maximum range of 7,400 miles as compared to its previous version which could travel nearly 8,800 miles.
As per Boeing, the new Dreamliner is around 25% more fuel efficient than the planes being supplanted and will "set another worldwide standard for fuel proficiency." With the expanded capacity, the Chicago-based aircraft producer said that the flying machine will have the most minimal operating cost per seat compared to any wide-body plane right now in service.