Boeing: The 787-10 will ‘have the best operating economics of any airplane’ when it enters service

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP marketing Randy Tinseth reported (23-Jan-2018) reception of US FAA amended type certificate (ATC) for the 787-10 clears the aircraft for commercial service. According to Mr Tinseth, the 787-10 “will have the best operating economics of any airplane in its class when it enters service this year”, with Boeing reporting the aircraft will have 25% better fuel costs per seat than the A330, and about 10% better than the A350-900, while having lower overall trip costs than both Airbus aircraft. [more – original PRBoeing 787 programme chief project engineer Bob Whittington reported the company will continue to assess whether the 787-10 will require a range extension by adding “a couple of thousand more pounds take off weight” (Reuters, 23-Jan-2018). According to Boeing, the 787-10 is capable of operating flights up to 6430nm, compared to 7355nm for the 787-8 and 7635nm for the 787-9.