11 Feb '12, 11am

Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands in Singapore for first time

Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands in Singapore for first time

SINGAPORE: The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Singapore for the first time on Saturday, ahead of the Singapore Airshow, where it will be featured. The fuel-efficient aircraft, recognisable for its raked wing-tips, touched down at Changi Airport on Saturday afternoon. The new mid-size passenger airplane flew in from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and will be on static display at the Singapore Airshow, from 14 to 19 February. It is capable of flying non-stop making it appealing for passengers who want to avoid hub airports as well as airlines who can establish long-haul routes without a Jumbo jet, which usually needs many more passengers to be profitable. Singapore Airlines has ordered 20 of these planes. The Dreamliner is now on a six-month "Dream Tour" around the world, so that customers and partners can experience the jet first hand. The 787, the first new...

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