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More orders, more deliveries, more technology. Mark Broadbent analyses the Boeing 787 Dreamliner programme

More than 70 airlines now operate the three Boeing 787 variants, the 787-8 depicted here as well as the larger 787-9 and 787-10. Boeing

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.

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