Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 5: 787-10

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By Vincent Valery


Nov. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-9, we now turn our attention to the last Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -10.

The 787-10 was developed as a minimum change stretch of the 787-9. Keeping it at the same gross weight as the 787-9 meant it could share the same wing and landing gear, yet offer a higher capacity. The longer fuselage meant higher empty weight and drag so the range of the -10 was cut compared with the other Dreamliners.

  • Maximizing commonality by trading range for volume;
  • Limited near-term replacement market;
  • A case for further enhancements;
  • Payload limitations on a long-haul route.

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