BOEING has delivered its first 787-10 aircraft to Singapore Airlines, marking the debut of the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family.
With a longer fuselage, the lightweight composite aircraft can carry 40 more passengers than its cousins, or a total of 330 people in a two-class configuration.
It will take to the skies in May, operating routes to Osaka in Japan and to Perth (TD 23 Feb).
Boeing says the 787-10 provides the lowest operating cost per seat of any widebody aircraft in service and that it has drawn particular interest from Asia where it has the ability to connect with all points in the region.
Through its subsidiary Scoot, Singapore Airlines already operates the Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft.
The addition of the 787-10 makes it the first airline group to operate all three variants, with a total of 48 on order as part of a fleet upgrade that also includes 20 new 777-9s.