Air Canada Orders 18 Boeing 787-10s
American aircraft manufacturer Boeing and Air Canada have confirmed that the latter has placed a firm order for 18 787-10 jets, with the option to buy an additional 12 more. Canada’s flag carrier currently operates a fleet of 38 Boeing 787s, comprising 8 787-8 and 30 787-9 widebody aircraft. With the 787-10 set to join Air Canada’s portfolio, the airline will have all derivatives of the 787 family.
The 787-10 derivative is the largest model in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner range. It can carry up to 336 passengers and offers a range of 6,330 nautical miles (11,730km). Boeing confirms that since 2011, it has received over 1,760 orders from 787 customers, including 870 repeat orders from 56 customers. Also, almost half of all 787 Dreamliner operators fly more than one variant. Four of them already do or will operate all three variants.