Posts Tagged ‘Boeing 787 Dreamliner’

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

American Airline 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines Group Inc. ordered 47 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for long-range flying, expanding its fleet of the advanced carbon-composite jetliners and hurting Airbus SE’s ambitions to expand its wide-body aircraft sales in the US. In a related move, American cancelled an order for 22 of Airbus’s twin-aisle A350 jets, a purchase placed by predecessor…

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Dreamliner engine ‘abnormalities’ ground ‘limited number’ of Air New Zealand Boeing 787s

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Transport authorities have launched a probe after Air New Zealand was forced to ground part of its fleet, cancelling and rescheduling flights after the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787 Dreamliners malfunctioned twice this week. On Tuesday morning, the airline’s Boeing 787 bound for Narita, Japan, suffered “abnormalities” in flight and had…

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Emirates orders Boeing Dreamliners worth USD 15 billion: Is it the end of the A380?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Excitement over a possible deal between Emirates and Airbus was brewing ahead of this year’s Dubai Air Show.  Emirates was expected to place a new order of 36 A380 aircraft. The deal would have boosted sales prospects of Airbus’ ailing flagship aircraft, also nicknamed as the ‘Superjumbo’. However, just a few days after Airbus delivered…

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Delta Loves The Airbus A350

Airbus A350 Engines on an A380

The A350 is a very good next generation aircraft.  Certainly, Delta thinks so. Delta has labeled the A350 its flagship aircraft, moving the designation from the Boeing 747, which it is retiring this year. The A350 will initially be based in Detroit, entering service with an Oct. 30 th flight to Tokyo Narita. Service to…

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Boeing Lands $11 Billion 787 Deal From Resurgent Turkish Air

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Tail

Turkish Airlines said it intends to purchase 40 of Boeing Co.’s 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier’s rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year. When finalized, the order would be valued at almost $11 billion before the customary discounts for large aircraft purchases. The pact, unveiled during a…

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Boeing, Juneyao Airlines finalize order for five 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing 787-9

Boeing and Shanghai-based private airline, Juneyao Airlines, announced the finalization of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners on Friday. According to Boeing China, the order is valued at $1.3 billion at current list prices. It includes an option for Juneyao to buy five more 787-9s. It is also the private airline’s first Boeing order and…

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Boeing’s 787-9 winning Dreamliner popularity contest

Boeing 787-9

Boeing Co.’s 787-9 continues to dominate deliveries of the aerospace giant’s Dreamliner commercial planes, with the newer and longer model accounting for all but four of the 21 wide-bodies brought to customers so far this year, according to unofficial statistics. The other four deliveries were for the older 787-8 models, which are quickly falling out…

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FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s flight-control surfaces could briefly stop working while in flight. Operators must periodically shut and restart the electrical power on the planes, or the power to…

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China Southern deal marks Boeing’s best month for 787s in three years

China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing finalized an order for a dozen 787-9 Dreamliners from China Southern on Wednesday, making October already the best month for 787 sales in three years. At list prices, the China Southern order is valued at $3.2 billion. However, according to market-pricing data from aircraft-valuation firm Avitas, the real value of the order after standard…

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Are Smaller Airplanes Better Than Bigger Airplanes? – Boeing 787 vs. Airbus A380

United Airlines Boeing 787 Livery

The Airbus A380 is an amazingly ginormous airplane that can fit over 600 people inside. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner tops out at around 300. But bigger isn’t better. The smaller Boeing 787 Dreamliner is used more by airlines across the world. In fact, the Boeing has 1,200 orders for the 787 Dreamliner, while Airbus has…

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Qatar Airways-Boeing Deal For 777s, 787s Expected Friday

Qatar Airways 777 300ER

Qatar Airways is expected to announce a deal for at least 30 widebody Boeing jets Friday as the Middle Eastern airline continues to be frustrated by delays from Airbus. Qatar Air CEO Akbar Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Connor will be making an “important announcement” at a press event Friday in Washington, D.C., according to an…

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Widebody Orders Slow. Are Boeing and Airbus Doomed?

United Airlines Airbus A350-1000

After a boom in orders as fuel prices skyrocketed a few years ago, demand for the twin-aisle aircraft that typically ply long-haul international routes has subsided recently. For Boeing and Airbus, many of these widebody models are key cash flow and profit drivers.Since the beginning of 2015, widebody aircraft orders haven’t kept pace with deliveries. This…

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Boeing confident Dreamliner rate increase will hold, even in downturn

Boeing South Carolina 787 Final Assembly

With a record number of airplane orders in recent years, Boeing Co. is ramping up production of its wide-body 787 Dreamliners both at its North Charleston campus and in Everett, Wash. But what happens if the order bubble bursts? Turns out Boeing has already factored that possibility into its production rates. “One of the reasons…

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Airbus, Boeing split multibillion-dollar jet order from China Eastern

China Eastern Boeing 737

Airbus Group and Boeing split a $9.9 billion order for widebody jetliners from China Eastern Airlines as the nation’s second-largest carrier by passengers looks to expand international routes. China Eastern ordered 20 Airbus A350-900 planes valued at $5.96 billion based on January 2014 list prices, it said in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange…

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