2013-06-18 19:52:30 UTC
Boeing Launches the 787-10 Dreamliner
Seats 300-330 passengers, range 7000nm.
First fligt 2017, first delivery 2018
No mention of engines. Anyone know if it will be just uprated versions
of same 787-8 engines ? Or even just the exact same engines ?
As part of the launch, a number of the announced orders are actually
conversions from 787-9 to 787-10. But Boeing says it has 102 orders for
it already (not bad for a launch day).
In terms of 777 vs 787-10, any thoughts on whether the 787-10 will
cannabalise many 777 sales ? Or does the 777 offer additional capacity
that the 787-10 can't provide (I am thinking also in terms of cargo
since 777 is wider).
In related news, Korean ordered 5 747-8 pax planes. So I guess this year
the 747 is doing much better than the 380.
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