It has taken nearly nine years, but Boeing is delivering its 1,000th 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft, going to Singapore Airlines, made its first flight on Friday. The production milestone is a bright spot for Boeing and the wider aviation industry.
A report in Aeronews has the aircraft, a Boeing 787-10 registered as 9V-SCP, making its maiden flight on Friday 3 April. The plane was looking resplendent in Singapore Airlines’ livery. The flight took place at Boeing’s production facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
THE 1000th Boeing 787 #Dreamliner (787-10, 9V-SCP) goes to Singapore Airlines. Below: spotted at CHS after its first flight, April 3rd.Follow instagram.com/planespottergary for more 🇺🇸 #boeinglovers
Singapore Airlines is placing a lot of faith in the Dreamliner
Singapore Airlines has 15 Boeing 787-10s in its fleet. 9V-SCP will be its 16th Dreamliner. All up, the airline is expecting 49 Dreamliners over the next few years. Singapore Airlines is placing a lot of faith in the aircraft type. When the airline received its first 787-10 back in March 2018, Singapore Airlines CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong said;
“The 787-10 is indeed a magnificent piece of engineering and truly a work of art. It will be an important element in our overall growth strategy, enabling us to expand our network and strengthen our operations.”
Boeing conceived the 787 earlier this century. The reasoning was straightforward; Boeing wanted to regain market share lost