Making sure that Airbus A350 XWB was not the only aircraft grabbing all of the attention at Paris Air Show, Boeing has announced a stretched version of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Called 787-10, this aircraft has a 20 foot stretch over the 787-9 and can seat between 300 to 330 passengers. It will be able to fly up to 7,000 nautical miles. Final assembly is reportedly going to be completed soon, test flights will begin in 2017 and the first delivery has been scheduled for 2018.
Ray Conner, Commercial Airplanes President at Boeing, said that this aircraft is “25% more efficient than airplanes of its size today and more than 10% better than anything being offered by the competition for the future.” Quite a lot of customers have already made commitments for the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Air Lease Corporation has ordered 30, GE Capital Aviation Services ordered 10, Singapore Airlines placed an order for 30 and United Airlines has ordered 20 of the 787-10 Dreamliners. The 787-9 was announced earlier this year, its slightly larger than the 787-8. It is expected to make its first flight later this year. All three of these aircraft will share a common type rating, meaning that airlines will have additional flexibility in scheduling and training flight crews.
Earlier this month we notified you when AT&T started taking pre-orders for BlackBerry Q10. At that time the carrier didn’t say exactly when it would release the device. The AT&T BlackBerry Q10 release date has now been made official, it drops on June 21st. The device will cost the same that it does on other U.S. carriers, that’s $199 with a two year contract. Apart from running on the Canadian manufacturer’s new BlackBerry 10 platform, the Q10 is also able to connect to AT&T’s 4G LTE network for high speed data.
BlackBerry Q10 is one of the two current flagship smartphones that the company has launched, the other one being Z10, which was released back in January. The device has a 3.1 inch touchscreen as well as BlackBerry’s iconic full QWERTY keyboard. Physical keyboard aficionados will definitely not want to miss out on this device. This smartphone has reportedly gained much popularity in various markets, some even claim that it is outselling the likes of HTC One, Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 in France. If you’re still in doubt whether or not you want to pick up this device, our detailed BlackBerry Q10 review will help make the choice a lot easier.