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Boeing launches 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing announced at the Paris Air Show that it has launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 family. Commitments for 102 airplanes included launch commitments from Air Lease Corporation, with 30 airplanes; GE Capital Aviation Services, with 10; International Airlines Group / British Airways, with 12 subject to shareholder approval; Singapore Airlines, with 30 and United Airlines, with 20 airplanes. Design of the 787-10 has already started at Boeing, and international partners will be involved in detailed design in the months ahead. Final assembly and flight test of the 787-10 are set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2018, Boeing said.