A Boeing 787-10 HGW, how good is it?

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By Bjorn Fehrm


February 24, 2022, © Leeham News: The CEO of Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA), Stan Deal, said at the Singapore Air show the company worked on increased gross weight versions of both the 787-9 and -10.

Target is to get the 787-10 to the range of the aircraft it shall replace, the 777-200ER and -300ER. It means more than 7,000nm of range against the 6,400nm of today.

How many tonnes of increased Gross weight does this mean, and what would be the performance compared with the Airbus A350-900? We use our airliner performance model to find out.

  • The 787-10 can grow to a range of over 7,000nm with a modest increase of its gross weight.
  • It will be competitive with the A350-900 but for the longest routes in such a variant.

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