Boeing delivers 787th produced 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner wears a special '787th Boeing 787‘ logo. Photo: © Boeing

China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of the 787th Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft that has been manufactured by Boeing, marking a special milestone for the 787 production.

Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to our amazing Boeing team who build the world’s most capable and reliable airplanes. This delivery also reflects the special capabilities of the 787 Dreamliner. The growing fleet continues to deliver unmatched efficiency, open new routes, and provide an exceptional passenger experience. Kevin McAllister, president & chief executive officer Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The aircraft in question, a Boeing 787-9 (reg. B-1168), is leased from the airplane lessor AerCap and wears a special ‘787th Boeing 787‘ logo to mark the occasion.

It joins China Southern’s existing Boeing 787 fleet of ten 787-8 and seven 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, that are already part of the its fleet. The airline started Boeing 787 operations in 2013. In addition to the 787 family, Airbus A330, A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft complement the airline’s long-haul fleet. The deliveries of the first Airbus A350-900s to China Southern are expected to start in 2019.

Since the delivery of the first Boeing 787 to launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) in 2011, the 787 family has flown nearly 300 million passengers around the world. Most recently, Singapore Airlines took delivery of the first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Additionally, Etihad Airways and United Airlines have also received their first 787-10 airframes this year.

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