Boeing delivers first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing 787-10 delivery
The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner jet is delivered to Singapore Airlines during an after-dark ceremony at Boeing’s factory in North Charleston, S.C. (Boeing Photo / Joshua Drake)

Boeing delivered its first stretched-out, wide-body 787-10 Dreamliner jet tonight, scoring yet another first in the process.

The ceremonial handover to Singapore Airlines, attended by thousands of Boeing employees and VIPs, marked the first time that the first commercial jet in a Boeing breed was delivered at the company’s factory in North Charleston, S.C.

Boeing says the stretch 787-10 will be made exclusively in South Carolina because its midbody is too large to be flown to the company’s main wide-body factory in Everett, Wash.

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By Alan Boyle

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