DULLES, Va. – United Airlines showed its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Friday at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The event was marked for the first time when United showed the interior of the aircraft, which needed delivery two weeks ago.
The United already had two smaller versions of Dreamliner, 787-8 and 787-9 in their fleet. But "Dash 10" is the biggest version of the Boeing Dreamliner line. Boeing delivered its first 787-10 only in March this year, when Singapore Airlines became the first carrier in the world to receive it.
Now United became the first North American airline to receive 787-10. The carrier is also now the only airline in the world that has all three Dreamliner versions in its fleet.
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The combined 787-10s – which are 18 meters longer than the 787-9 – will seat 318 passengers. This configuration includes 44 new "Polaris" seats on a flat-class business class and 21 seats in Premium Plus, the state-of-the-art service provider of the United States. It is still not extended to the United fleet, but is installed on all 14 787-10s that United has ordered.
The completion of United's 787-10 installation is 54 seats Economy Plus and 199 in the standard trainer.
By comparison, the United 787-8s have 219 seats and 787-9s have their headquarters.
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After delivery from Boeing, United went to 787-10 at Washington Dulles for additional modifications before entering the passenger traffic.
"The first stop of Dreamliner, when we got it, was our Dulles / D.C. Node, where we began to implement modifications by delivery that made the aircraft more specific to the United States," Maddie King USA Today reported today's blog Today and the Sky. "All of our Dreamliners first turn to Dulles, where we install things like trademarks and our in-flight entertainment system.
On the business class "Polaris" is the latest update of the UK with a premium product. In the summer of 2016, it was overwhelmed with great enthusiasm, and generally accepted by the parties, although some cried out how slowly the product developed across the United States international fleet.
The 21 seats in the international "Premium Plus" style range is a new offer that allows the Association to fit similar products offered by international airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways and many others. Lately, American airlines join this trend. American and Delta have already introduced their versions and are even longer in introducing this product.
In the economic cabin, United's 34-inch "pitch" seats – in Economu Plus and only 31 centimeters in the standard economy, have seats.
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