Customers, states line up for Boeing’s 787-10

There’s a line forming for Boeing’s largest Dreamliner, the 787-10.

Boeing is expected to launch the latest Dreamliner this week during the Paris Air Show. The jet maker could do so with 100 orders, valued at $30 billion, Reuters reported Monday.

Interested airlines include United Airlines, Singapore Airlines and British Airways. Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services announced on Monday the leasing company’s commitment for 10 787-10s at the air show.

Airlines aren’t the only ones awaiting the formal launch of 787-10. Officials from Washington and South Carolina are anxious to hear where Boeing will build the newest 787. The Seattle Times reported that Everett could lose out to Boeing’s North Charleston site, partly for logistical reasons.

Rep. Rick Larsen, who is representing Washington at the air show, was more optimistic. In a recorded media call Monday, he said Boeing hasn’t made a decision yet where to build the 787-10. Larsen, a last-minute replacement for Gov. Jay Inslee, met with Boeing CEO Jim McNerney at the air show Monday.

“We will have an opportunity to share in Boeing’s growth,” Larsen said, noting Boeing’s upcoming programs like the 787-10 and 777X.

Larsen and other members of the governor’s delegation also met BAE Systems, Spanish aeronautical supplier Aciturri, Germany’s Diehl Aerospace, and Liebherr aerospace about possible expansion and investment in Washington state.

“It’s a global market … we came to play,” Larsen said.

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