Boeing Launches 787-10 With Major Orders

By Jens Flottau
Source: AWIN First

The 787-10 will be a minimum change stretch of the -9 with many components identical and the third generation composite wing essentially unchanged. In terms of passenger capacity, the aircraft sits in between the competing A350-900 and -1000. Hazy believes the -10 will not have a major detrimental effect on the competitor as the markets addressed are slightly different.

In addition to the 30 787-10s, ALC is also taking three more -9 raising its total 787 commitment to 45 aircraft.

British Airways and United have already placed orders for smaller versions of the aircraft. United has 25 A350-900s on firm order, BA is taking 18 A350-1000s (plus options for 18 more). Singapore Airlines has firm orders for 40 A350-900s in place, Air Lease has committed 20 A350-900s and five -1000s. GECAS is therefore the only one of the 787-10 launch customers that has not also bought one of the A350-versions.

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