A Boeing 787-10 HGW, how good is it? Part 2

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By Bjorn Fehrm


March 3, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the predicted performance of a new version of Boeing’s 787-10 with an increased Gross Weight as announced by Boeing (called 787-10 HGW by us). We compared its performance and economics to Airbus’ A350-900, the nearest competitor.

The comparison was over a very long route, LAX to Sydney, where the 787-10 HGW performed well but was limited on the cargo side. Now we fly San Franciso to Tokyo, a more typical route for these aircraft, looking at the performance and operating economics.

  • The 787-10 can perform long routes like LAX to Sydney in the HGW version but has payload limits compared with an A350-900.
  • On the typical 10 to 12 hours routes, the 787-10 HGW shows its strengths.

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