Boeing 787-10 launch customer Singapore Airlines has announced that Osaka, Japan will be the first scheduled destination for its brand new Boeing 787-10 fleet. The flight distance from Singapore to Osaka is just over 3,000 miles that clocks in at six hours, fifteen minutes.
The airline is set to take delivery of first of 49 Boeing 787-10 in order in March 2018. The SIA says to operate the plane in selected Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur routes for crew training and in May 2018, it will enter regular service to Osaka.
The SIA’s 787-10 cabin is fitted with 337 seats in two classes, 36 seats in Business Class and 301 seats in Economy Class. The Business class passengers will experienced the Opal seats designed by STELIA Aerospace, fitted in staggered 1-2-1 layout, giving direct aisle access to every passenger.
The 787-10 is the largest member of Boeing’s Dreamliner family which is 68 meters longer than 787-9 and 11 meters longer than the 787-8. The SIA’s B787-10 is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines to achieve a cruising speed of up to 647 mph with a a range of up to 6,430 nautical miles.
Boeing received FAA certification for 787-10 on January 22, after a test program involving two flight-test airplanes powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TENs and one by GEnx-1Bs. Boeing anticipates to get full certification for GE-powered 787-10 before delivery to United Airlines in the second half of the year.