Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner ready for its maiden flight
March 27, 2017
787-10 Dreamliner unveiled by Boeing in South Carolina last month is all set to make its first flight on 31st March. The maiden flight of the aircraft will be conducted with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines however; the aircraft is also offered with General Electric GEnx powerplants.
The jet was rolled out in February at an event attended by US President Donald Trump. Boeing is currently assembling the 787-10 in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The largest variant of the 787 is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2018. Till date Boeing has already received a total of 149 orders for the 787-10.
Boeing claims that the 787-10 Dreamliner has been manufactured with proven technology and unprecedented efficiency. The manufacturer also expects the 787-10 to be 25 percent better than the airplanes it will substitute.