We first welcomed the Dreamliner 787 in 2014 when Japan Airlines touched down on the runways of YVR. And then a couple years later we saw the first 787-9 touch down at YVR with Air Canada. Since then, Dreamliners have become common sight at YVR on both domestic and international routes. Their ability to travel further, faster and on less fuel have made routes like Brisbane and Delhi more viable. They also look pretty cool. The next variant in the Dreamliner family, the 787-10, recently made its first flight from Charleston South Carolina and has been seen in the skies across North America.
Boeing completed detailed design for the 787-10 on December 2, 2015 and assembly began in the following year. The extra 18 feet stretch was achieved by adding 10 feet forward of the wing and 8 feet aft, and by strengthening the fuselage for bending loads in the center wingbox. The first and third 787-10s will have Rolls-Royce’s new Trent 1000 TEN engines, while the second will be powered by the competing General Electric GEnx-1B engine.
Built only in Charleston, South Carolina, the first delivery is planned for 2018 to Singapore Airlines. We can't wait until the 787-10 visits Vancouver and joins the Dreamliner family at YVR!
|Wing area||360.5 sq. metres|
|Wing sweep||32.2 degrees|
|Cabin width||5.49 metres|
|Max. takeoff weight||254,011 kg|
|Max. landing weight||201,849 kg|
|Cruising speed||903 km/h|
|Maximum speed||945 km/h|
|Service ceiling||13,100 metres|
|Engines||GEnx-1B Rolls Royce Trent 1000|