Air Canada placed a firm order for 18 long-haul Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner with the American aircraft manufacturer, with optional 12 other devices.
Delivery of the new Boeing 787-10s is expected to begin in Q4 2025, with the final units expected to be delivered in Q1 2027. They will replace older, less fuel-efficient wide-body aircraft currently in Air Canada’s fleet.
Able to carry more than 330 passengers depending on cabin configuration and offering 175 cubic meters (6,187 cubic feet) for cargo, the 787-10 is the most spacious 787 Dreamliner model. In addition to offering great comfort to passengers thanks to improved pressure regulation and humidity control systems in the cabin, this aircraft is equipped with windows with electronic dimmer, which are of unmatched size among commercial aircraft. According to Boeing, the 787-10 produces up to 25 percent fewer emissions per seat than its predecessor.
Currently, Air Canada operates a Dreamliner fleet consisting of 30 787-9 aircraft and 8 787-8 aircraft. Added to this is the planned delivery of 2 other 787-9s from a previous order.
The acquisition of the new 787-10s is part of an ongoing program to renew Air Canada’s fleet: while continuing to take delivery of the new Airbus A220, the Canadian airline also plans to the acquisition of 28 extended range (or XLR, extra-long range) single-aisle aircraft from Airbus’ A321neo range, also from 2025. In addition, it previously announced the conclusion of a contract to purchase 30 ES-30 hybrid electric aircraft under development by the Swedish company Heart Aerospace.