Industry Boeing 787-10 receives FAA type certification

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Boeing has received the type certification for its 787-10 Dreamliner. Deliveries will start in the first half of 2018.

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared the aircraft for commercial service, after Boeing tested the aircraft on 900 flight hours. The test program, which started in March 2017, involved the aircraft´s handling, systems and the overall performance, to ensure that the 787-10 meets all safety requirements.

To date, Boeing has about 170 orders from nine customers for the 787-10.

Brad Zaback, vice president and general manager of the 787-program said: "We are pleased to have met the rigorous standards set forth by the FAA and are eager to bring the airplane to market for our valued customers [...] After years of design and testing, our team has proven the quality, safety and reliability of the newest member of the Dreamliner family and we look forward to seeing the airplane in service later this year."

As launch customer, Singapore Airlines expects its first 787-10 in the first half of 2018. The carrier has ordered 19 additional Boeing 787-10s in October 2017.

According to Boeing, the aircraft can seat 300 passengers in a two-class configuration. The range of the aircraft amounts up to 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km). As being a stretch of the Boeing 787-9, the 787-10 can carry more cargo and passengers.

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