Singapore Airlines, the launch operator for the Boeing 787-10, has announced that they are going to bring the 787-10 to India with the commencement of the winter schedule.
Singapore Airlines intends to bring the Boeing 787-10 to Delhi every day from October 28, 2018. The inaugural Boeing 787-10 service will depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi at 0955 hours on October 28, 2018. The daily scheduled flight SQ401/402 will be served by this new aircraft while the daily scheduled evening flight SQ403/406 will continue to operate on the Airbus A380 aircraft.
Constructed using lightweight composite materials, the 68-metre 787-10 is the longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft. With exceptional operating efficiency and advanced technology, the newest addition to the Airline’s fleet is designed to offer a more tranquil cabin experience. Passengers can look forward to customisable lighting preferences with large electronically dimmable windows, cleaner air, and a quieter and smoother ride.
Singapore Airlines is the largest customer for the 787-10, with firm orders for 49 of the type. It is fitted with the next generation of regional cabin products, which will be used for flights up to eight hours. The 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class seats and 301 Economy Class seats. SIA invested US$350 million in the introduction of the new regional cabin products on an initial 20 787-10s.
The cabin products feature fully-flat beds and direct aisle access for all Business Class customers, ergonomically-designed contour backrests with six-way adjustable headrests in Economy Class, and personalised in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience for all customers through myKrisWorld.
Manufactured by Stelia Aerospace, the new regional Business Class seats on the 787-10s are arranged in a forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration to provide every customer with direct aisle access. Each seat measures up to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered. Adjustable dividers at the centre seats provide for privacy to suit individual preferences.
With each seat able to recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed, Business Class passengers can rest in comfort, even on the short flight. KrisWorld, SIA’s in-flight entertainment system will be accessible via a personal 18” full high-definition touchscreen monitor, powered by Panasonic’s latest eX3 system.
Designed and built by RECARO, the new Economy Class seat also offers an enhanced in-flight experience. Arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration, each of the 301 Economy Class seats on the new 787-10s has an ergonomically-designed contour backrest that provides greater comfort, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support.
Economy Class customers get a personal 11.6” full high-definition touchscreen monitor for KrisWorld.
The new 787-10s will also be equipped with in-flight WiFi supported by Panasonic’s Global Communication Services and GSM phone services provided by Panasonic’s wholly owned subsidiary Aeromobile.
This is a great move. Singapore Airlines always tends to bring their best products to India, and this is no different. They fly their latest A359 to Mumbai, and now the B787-10 to Delhi will come in within 6 months of launch. I’m excited about this service and would love to try it out sometime.
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