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Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner lands its first flightThe newest model of Boeing's Dreamliner has successfully completed its maiden flight in South Carolina.
Boeing's latest Dreamliner has landed. The 787-10 completed its first flight from North Charleston, South Carolina. It's the largest Dreamliner yet at 224 feet long, and it has a range of 6,430 miles. That's not quite as far as the earlier Dreamliners, but the -10 makes up for it with extra seats It can carry 330 passengers in a dual-class configuration, which is 40 more than the 787-9. The first flight lasted just over five hours with two test pilots at the helm and no passengers. Regular flights were also operating but the plane had to wait a turn to take off a [UNKNOWN] international airport. Maiden flights usually take it pretty easy on new planes, with pilots testing components like flaps and landing gears. The Dash 10 is being built exclusively out of Boeing's Charleston factory. The first of the company's commercial planes to be made outside of Seattle. So far 149 of the planes have been ordered at $306 million a pop. With delivery starting the first half of 2018. Singapore airlines will be the launch customer while British Airways and United will also fly the dash ten. The next step for the plane is to enter a rigorous flight test program, before it's certified.