Airlines United Airlines receives first Boeing 787-10

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United Airlines has received its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, while also becoming North America´s first airline to welcome the aircraft type to its fleet.

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The U.S. – carrier took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner from Boeing´s delivery centre in Charleston during a delivery ceremony. Registered as N14001, the aircraft was transferred from Charleston to Washington this Tuesday.

With receiving the aircraft, United Airlines has become the first airline in North America to operate the type of aircraft. Furthermore, it has become the world´s first carrier to operate with the entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, including the 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10.

Gerry Laderman, chief financial officer at United commented: "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."

United will configure its 787-10s in a four-class variant. The aircraft can accommodate 318 passengers, 44 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Plus, 54 in Economy Plus and 199 in Economy Class. Compared to the smaller brother, the Boeing 787-9, the -10 is 18 feet longer and can carry more cargo and passengers while using 20 percent less fuel than older aircraft generations.

Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for The Boeing Company said: "We are honored that United, a leading global carrier, has placed its trust in the 787 family, carefully optimizing their network with all three Dreamliner models."

The aircraft is expected to enter into service on the route between Los Angeles and Newark/New York on January 7, 2019. In total, the airline has ordered 14 787-10 aircraft.

United Airlines is a major U.S. – carrier, which commenced operations in March 1931. Its fleet belongs to one of the largest in the world with nearly 760 airframes. United Airlines has operational hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and Washington. The carrier is also member of the Star Alliance.

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