More orders, more deliveries, more technology. Mark Broadbent analyses the Boeing 787 Dreamliner programme
Nearly eight years after the Boeing 787 entered service, the Dreamliner is now an established part of airline operations with all three variants in service.
The baseline 787-8 entered service in October 2011 with launch operator All Nippon Airways, the longer-range 787-9 was introduced in August 2014 with Air New Zealand and finally the higher-capacity 787- 10 debuted in March 2018 with Singapore Airlines (SIA).
Large network airlines, leisure operators and low-cost long-haul carriers all use the Dreamliner, which also holds the distinction of operating the first regular, scheduled, nonstop flights between the UK and Australia.