Singapore Airlines Will Receive 1000th Boeing 787 Ever Made - Simple Flying

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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.

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Singapore Airlines is set to be delivered Boeing’s 1000th 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Singapore Airlines News Room.

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

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Publisert av Aeronews Fredag 3. april 2020

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.”

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Boeing conceived the 787 earlier this century. The reasoning was straightforward; Boeing wanted to regain market share lost
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