Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) has confirmed the carrier will take delivery of its maiden B787-10 later this quarter after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the B787 variant an amended type certificate last week.

In a statement to ch-aviation, the carrier's Public Relations and Marketing Executive, Jessica Fabrizi, said the first -10 was now expected to be delivered in March. No further details concerning initial route deployment or cabin configuration were revealed.

The -10's launch operator, Singapore Airlines has forty-nine -10s on firm order from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) with options for an additional six.

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air (BR, Taipei Taoyuan) is also expected to see its first of eighteen -10s deliver during the course of the year.