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British Airways First B787-10 Dreamliner Delivered

Scores of AvGeeks lined up below the landing path of London Heathrow (LHR) today to watch British Airways’ (BA) proud new B787-10 Dreamliner arriving. The -10 model marks BA’s first 787-10 Dreamliner delivery, adding to its 787-9s.

First Officer Anderson takes you on a tour of the first 787 that BA received. YouTube/British Airways.

BA 9151 CHS-LHR

Flight BA 9151, aircraft ID number G-ZBLA was flown from Charleston (CHS) in the U.S. to London Heathrow (LHR). Boeing’s CHS 787 factory functioned as proving grounds for the airplane prior to the delivery.

British Airways B787-10 orders

The airline currently has 12 orders for the 787-10 model, with today’s delivery being the first -10 to enter its aircraft fleet. Complimenting BA’s current 787-9s, the airline will have a total of 42 B787s in its fleet once all the -10s have been delivered.

British Airways B787-10 Dreamliner Cabin

Like BA’s 787-9s, the -10 comes in a four-class configuration, with a 256 passenger capacity:

First Class

british airways BA B787-10 dreamliner, first class seat
BA B787-10 First Class seat. British Airways.

There are eight seats in First class, which are identical to the configuration in the 787-9 model. The inflight entertainment screen is 23 inches.

Club World Class

BA Club Suite seat
BA 787-10 Club Suite seat. British Airways.

48 new Club Suite seats are provided. Features include:

  • Privacy door.
  • Full flat bed.
  • 1-2-1 seat configuration.
  • Vanity unit.
  • Mirror.
  • 18.5 inch inflight entertainment screen.
  • 40% more storage space.
  • USB power.

World Traveler Plus cabin

The “upscale” coach class cabin has 35 seats in a 2-3-2 seat configuration.

World Traveler cabin

The traditional coach class cabin features 165 seats in a 3-3-3 seat configuration.

Alex Cruz, BA Chairman & CEO

Commenting on British Airways’ new B787-10 Dreamliner delivery, Cruz said,

“The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan”.

“The aircraft delivers a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the aircraft it replaces. This appears to be another step towards our commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

“It will also offer greater comfort for our customers, as it features our latest generation seats in all cabins”.

Reader opinion and feedback

CaptainJetson.com was flooded with reader email feedback after this article was published. One unexpected strong feedback of a personal opinion came from aviation author/aviation expert Simon J Marton, as depicted by the screenshot below. We have Marton’s permission to post his feedback here:

british airways B787-10 dreamliner, reader feedback

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