Boeing has stated that it is likely to develop another version, the longer 787-10, with seating capacity between 290 and 310.[124][125] This proposed model is intended to compete with the planned Airbus A350-900.[126] The 787-10 would supersede the 777-200ER in Boeing's current catalog and could also compete against the Airbus A330-300 and A340-300. Boeing was meeting with potential customers to set 787-10 characteristics in 2007.[127][128][129] This variant has not yet been officially launched by Boeing, but Mike Bair, at that time head of the 787 Program, stated that "It's not a matter of if, but when we are going to do it... The 787-10 will be a stretched version of the 787-9 and sacrifice some range to add extra seat and cargo capacity."[130]

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