Following various delays, British Airways first Boeing 787-10 aircraft is now ready for delivery.
The delivery flight will take place on Tuesday 17th March 2020, arriving into London Heathrow the following morning.
The aircraft itself was rolled out back on the 25th November 2019. It took its first flight on 17th January 2020. However, the aircraft has been severely delayed in the mean time. This has resulted in its planned first flight to Atlanta being pushed back a number of times.
The British Airways 787-10 will be the only aircraft in the fleet to feature all of the airlines latest cabins. Whilst the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777’s are fitted with the new Club World Suite, neither feature the latest iteration of the First Class cabin.
The aircraft is scheduled to make its first commercial flight on 29th March to Atlanta. With 12 days between the delivery and the intended start of commercial operations, its feasible that it could end up on earlier services.
As the Boeing 787 isn’t a new type to the British Airways fleet, it won’t need any particular training as such. In fact the only major difference between the -10 and the -8 and -9 that BA currently have in service is the length of the fuselage.
Currently, British Airways have only scheduled their 787-10 on North American routes.
In all, British Airways have 12 787-10 aircraft on order, with half of the fleet due in 2020.