Boeing and China Southern Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first B787 Dreamliner, with the carrier being the first Chinese airline to take delivery of the new aircraft. This delivery is the first of 10 Dreamliners for China Southern which will first operate the B787 on domestic flights before introducing it on its long-haul international passenger service. China Southern is the tenth customer worldwide to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner.
“Today’s 787 delivery represents a significant new milestone in the strengthening partnership between Boeing and China,” said Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We thank the Chinese government agencies, China Southern and all our Chinese customers, and suppliers for their support and contributions to the success of the Dreamliner programme.”