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​PICTURE: SIA set to receive first 787-10 in March

Singapore Airlines expects to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 in March, the carrier confirms.

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The Star Alliance airline is launch operator for the largest Dreamliner variant, and also the biggest customer for the variant with 49 Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered 787-10s on order.

Previously, the delivery had been slated for "the first half of 2018". Confirmation of the first aircraft's firm schedule follows Boeing's announcement earlier this week that the 787-10 had secured US Federal Aviation Administration certification after around 900h of testing.

The introduction of the 787-10 at SIA will mark the arrival of the first Dreamliner at the carrier's mainline operation. Low-cost arm Scoot already flies 16 787s – 10 787-8s and six -9s. SIA has not yet revealed the initial route network for its 787-10 fleet, or the cabin configuration.

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