BA has ordered 12 787-10 Dreamliners, with six arriving in 2020 and has earmarked Atlanta as its first route.
The 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage, which allows cabin pressure to be maintained at a lower level, offering a better level of humidity, reducing the drying effect of the cabin air, so customers arrive feeling more refreshed.
The aircraft is also more fuel efficient and quieter than its predecessors.
The aircraft comes fitted with British Airways’ recently unveiled business class seat Club Suite, in a 48-seat forward-facing Club World cabin. The World Traveller Plus cabin will have 35 seats and the World Traveller cabin will have165.
BA Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said: “The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan.
“The aircraft delivers a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the aircraft it replaces, another step towards our commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It will also offer greater comfort for our customers, as it features our latest generation seats in all cabins.”