Boeing 787-10 gains US FAA certification


The Boeing 787-10, the third and largest 787 variant, has gained the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, clearing the way for first delivery to Singapore Airlines during the first half of 2018.

A statement by Boeing on Tuesday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), disclosed that other aviation regulatory agencies were expected to follow the FAA’s lead and certify the airplane before it entered service.

According to the statement, an 18-ft. stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 is designed to seat 330 passengers in typical two-class configuration.

“It has 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km) of range. Boeing noted that it ‘retains over 95 per cent commonality’ with the 787-9 while allowing for more passengers and cargo”.

The company said the certification came after a flight test programme that began March 31, 2017 in North…

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