January 22, 2018 / 4:08 PM / 8 months ago

U.S. aviation agency clears Boeing's new Dreamliner

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 787-10 Dreamliner for commercial use, the planemaker said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Boeing's logo is seen during Japan Aerospace 2016 air show in Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

The Boeing 787-10, which competes with Airbus SE’s (AIR.PA) A350, is a stretched version of the earlier 787-9 Dreamliner and can carry 330 people, seven more than originally designed for.

Boeing said it has more than 170 orders for the fuel-efficient jetliner so far, from nine customers worldwide, and deliveries will start in first half of 2018.

Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza

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