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Boeing: stretched B787 could enter service by 2016

20-Jun-2011 1:22 PM

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO James Albaugh stated the B787-10, a stretched version of the B787-9, could enter service by 2016 (Bloomberg, 20-Jun-2011). The aircraft would provide competition for AirbusA350-1000, which the European company recently announced it is developing up-rated engines for, in cooperation with Rolls-Royce. Airbus has pushed back the A350-1000 to mid-2017 entry, thanks to the modifications. The B787-10 would stretch capacity from 250 to 300 passengers.