Boeing has unveiled the first of its B787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, at a Boeing South Carolina event attended by US President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.
The B787-10 is the longest Dreamliner variant, measuring some 5.5 metres longer than the B787-9, and is designed to carry up to 310 passengers.
Boeing is scheduled to deliver the first of the aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines in 2018, and has a total of 149 orders from nine customers.
The aircraft is expected to make its first flight “in the coming weeks”.
Commenting on the new aircraft Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO said:
“This airplane, the most efficient in its class, is the result of years of hard work and dedication from our Boeing teammates, suppliers and community partners in South Carolina and across the globe.
“We know our customers, including launch customer Singapore Airlines, are going to love what the 787-10 will do for their fleets, and we can’t wait to see them fly it.”