Infinite Flight just became more realistic.
The British Airways 787-10 was added to Infinite Flight in August 2016. Now, the aircraft will fly in the real world.
British Airways’ first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is finally being delivered right now after several delays:
- Originally, the aircraft was supposed to be delivered in January 2020
- Then it was pushed to April 2020
- Then it was pushed May 21, then May 31, then June 18, and finally, a June 27 departure with an arrival into London at 12:00 PM on the 28th.
The exact cause of these delays isn’t clear, however, COVID-19 likely isn’t the primary factor of the first delay since it was supposed to be delivered in January. Some are suggesting British Airways wasn’t “happy” with the quality of the aircraft.
The aircraft, G-ZBLA, just departed Boeing’s South Carolina Delivery Center bound for London Heathrow. You can track the aircraft here
British Airways currently has 12 of these 787-10s on order and will complement its existing fleet of 787-8s and 787-9s.
The 787-10 is scheduled on the London Heathrow to Atlanta and Seattle routes from August 1, 2020. British Airways has chosen to operate the inaugural 787-10 flight to Dallas/Fort Worth.
British Airways’ second 787-10, G-ZBLB, is scheduled to be delivered on the night of July 1.
This is also a fairly big achievement for Boeing since they apparently haven’t delivered a 787 since April. So congrats to Boeing and British Airways.