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British Airways’ first Boeing 787-10 is finally being delivered after a half-year delay. The aircraft is currently due to arrive in its new London Heathrow home at 11:50 this morning. Its been a long wait for British Airways’ first Boeing 787-10. The aircraft was first due to be delivered to the British flag carrier in January, with entry to service targetted for February. However, the plane wasn’t delivered in January or February, March, April, and May. Now, around half a year later, the new aircraft is finally on its first journey across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home.
 

“The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan. The aircraft delivers a 25 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the aircraft it replaces…  It will also offer greater comfort for our customers, as it features our latest generation seats in all cabins.”

 

 

Seven facts about New Dreamliner 787-10

 

 

1. Going the distance

18 feet longer than the 787-9, the 787-10 can carry more passengers and more cargo than its predecessors. Flying up to 6,430 nautical miles, the 787-10 uses 20 percent less fuel than older generation airplanes, making it superior when it comes to fuel efficiency.

2. More seating options

Featuring more premium seating options, including 44 United Polaris® business class seats, 21 new United® Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus® seats and 199 United Economy® seats. The 787-10 offers seating options to meet all preferences.

3. Improved cabin air

Thanks to a new air filtration system, the 787-10 boasts better air pressure and humidity, helping passengers fight dryness and fatigue on long flight

 

4. Mood lighting

The 787-10's cabin features lighting patterns that mimic sunrise and sunset, designed to help passengers fall asleep and wake up more adjusted after arriving in a new time zone.

5. A better ride

Smoother ride technology on the 787-10 helps to offset turbulence, resulting in less motion sickness and a more comfortable flight.

6. State-of-the-art windows

With 19-inch windows, the 787-10 has the largest of any aircraft in the market. The large windows allow views of the horizon, plus there's no need to shut the window shade as the Dreamliner's windows dim electronically with smart glass.

 

 

7. Entertainment at hand

Featuring a new seatback entertainment system with a split-screen function, passengers are now able view the flight map while watching a movie. They can also customize a list of soothing videos and relaxing audio playlists. Also, it makes movie and television recommendations based on your remaining flight time and previously-watched content.

The new system accommodates any level of vision and provides support for customers with hearing and mobility issues. 

The 787-10 Dreamliner is now flying from Los Angeles to New York/Newark and it will begin service between San Francisco and New York/Newark this month, with international service starting in March.

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