Boeing is moving forward with plans to begin assembly of the first “simple-stretch” 787-10 at its North Charleston, South Carolina, facility in 2016 following the completion of detailed design two weeks ahead of schedule. Targeted at the Airbus A330-300 replacement market, particularly in the aircraft’s Asian stronghold, the third derivative of the 787 family is 95% common with the 787-9. Measuring 224 ft. long, the aircraft will be 18 ft. longer than the -9 and just 18 ...

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