9 OCTOBER 2017
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As Singapore Airlines’ first Dash-10 Dreamliner rolls out in the US (see this issue), British Airways has celebrated a milestone aircraft delivery of its own as it welcomed its 25th Dreamliner to the fleet.
The aircraft, a Dash-8 model in a three-class configuration, made its maiden voyage to the airline’s Heathrow home from Boeing’s Seattle factory and is the ninth Dash-8 Dreamliner to join BA.
The airline also has 16 Dash-9 models with two further B787-9s and three Dash-8 models due to be delivered next year, followed by 12 more B787-10s to arrive between 2020 and 2023.
BA director of flight operations Captain Stephen Riley, who took delivery of the new arrival last week, said: “Some two-and-a-half years of work goes into the delivery of a new aircraft so it’s an exciting moment when we finally fly it home to join the fleet.
“The Dreamliners are fantastic aircraft both to fly as a pilot and to enjoy as a customer, technologically advanced and fuel efficient. They’ve also been designed with travellers’ comfort in mind, so customers arrive feeling great.”
BA took delivery of its first Dreamliner, a B787-8, in July 2013 and two years later followed up with delivery of the next generation, a B787-9.
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