United Airlines has become the first North American airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787-10. The brand new aircraft, registered as N14001, was handed over at the Boeing Dreamliner delivery centre in Charleston on Monday.
The airline joins Singapore Airlines, the launch customer of the 787-10 variant, and Etihad Airways as the third 787-10 operator worldwide. The latter took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner just last week. Furthermore, United is now the first airline in the world to operate all variants of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Its first 787-10 aircraft is expected to enter service on the Los Angeles – New York (EWR) route on January 7. The airline expects to take delivery of 13 more Boeing 787-10 aircraft.
Boeing’s latest Dreamliner model is 18 feet longer than the 787-9 and can carry more passengers and cargo than previous 787 aircraft. In total, 318 passenger seats will be installed, including 44 Business Class seats, 21 Premium Plus, 54 Economy Plus and 199 Standard Economy seats. In comparison, United’s smallest 787 variant features 219 seats in sum.
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