Air Canada expands fleet with 18 Boeing 787-10s – Air Canada has announced an order for 18 Boeing 787-10 widebody jets, with an option to purchase 12 more. This move is part of the airline’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions while expanding its global route network.

Render of the Air Canada Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Handout photo from Boeing.

The new airplanes will replace older widebody aircraft. The 787 Dreamliner is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 25%.

Michael Rousseau, president and CEO of Air Canada, stated that “Our experience shows customers greatly enjoy flying on the Dreamliner, so we are pleased to offer them a larger version of this popular aircraft, which will premiere a new, state-of-the-art interior cabin design. As importantly, the 787 is highly fuel efficient and will generate operational savings as well as support our sustainability goals of reducing emissions.”

The 787-10 can carry up to 336 passengers with a range of 6,330 nautical miles (11,730 km). Air Canada currently operates a fleet of 38 787s, including eight 787-8 and 30 787-9 jets.

Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, stated that “With the 787 Dreamliner family, Air Canada will soon operate one of the most modern, efficient widebody fleets in the world. The 787-10 will provide Air Canada with greater flexibility and commonality across its expansive network, connecting Canadians to destinations around the world.”

This selection not only supports Air Canada’s environmental goals but also contributes to economic growth and jobs across the Canadian aviation industry. More than a dozen Canadian suppliers support the 787 program, including Boeing’s aerospace composite manufacturing facility in Winnipeg. Each year, Boeing contributes CAD ~$4 billion in economic benefit to Canada while supporting more than 14,000 direct and indirect jobs.