United Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

This photo provide by United Airlines shows the company's first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. United already had the 787-8 and 787-9 variants in its fleet. (Photo: United Airlines)


United Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Monday.

With that, United becomes the first North American carrier to take possession of the 787-10, the newest and biggest variant of Boeing’s long-haul 787 widebody jet.

United also becomes the first airline in the world to have all three of those variants. United already has the 787-8 and 787-9 versions of the Dreamliner.

“The 787-10 is an excellent addition to United’s fleet. It offers superior fuel efficiency while providing a more comfortable customer experience onboard that allows passengers to arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed,” Gerry Laderman, United’s chief financial officer, said in a statement about the handover, which took place at Boeing’s delivery center facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Singapore Airlines became the first in the world to take delivery of the “dash 10” variant, receiving its first version of the jet at a splashy ceremony at Boeing’s South Carolina assembly line in March. 

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