Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Latest and Largest Boeing Dreamliner, the 787-10, Makes First Flight

Latest and Largest Boeing Dreamliner, the 787-10, Makes First Flight

The latest and largest model of Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner made its maiden flight Friday morning from North Charleston, South Carolina.
The 787-10 Dreamliner, whose flight was webcast by Boeing, took off shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time. The aircraft is currently airborne as the test is slated to last four to five hours.
Unlike the two earlier Dreamliners, the 787-8 and 787-9, which are assembled in Everett, Washington, the 787-10 is …

Lobby Bar – March 3: Getting Noticed in Flight, Demons Love Airports, and the TSA Goes Rogue

Lobby Bar – A Silly Soliloquy of FBT News and Views
Loyal to the end. Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner aircraft has surpassed the 767 in total orders in a third of the time. This is thanks to Boeing’s popular Dreamliner Punch Rewards Card. Every time an airline buys a Dreamliner, it gets an airplane-shaped hole punch in the card, and after ten punches, the airline can head to Starbucks and get …

Boeing’s High-Tech 787 Dreamliner Surpasses 767 Sales in One-Third the Time

Boeing’s high-tech and somewhat notorious 787 Dreamliner aircraft surpassed the venerable Boeing 767 in total orders last week.
“The 787 Dreamliner booked order number 1,207 today – taking only 13 years to do so,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at the company’s commercial aircraft division, in his corporate blog, adding that it took the 767 almost 40 years to hit 1,204 orders including the current 767 Freighter and the …

Delta Cancels Order For Boeing Dreamliners Placed by Northwest

Delta Cancels Order For Boeing Dreamliners Placed by Northwest

Delta Air Lines announced that it agreed to cancel an order with Boeing for 18 787 Dreamliner aircraft that the carrier assumed after it merged with Northwest Airlines in 2008.
The order was originally placed by Northwest in 2005.
Delta said that specific terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, though the airline will continue to take delivery of new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft through 2019.
Delta had deferred the Dreamliner order in …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2016

Robert Esnault-Pelterie, a French aviation pioneer, was born on November 8, 1881. He developed the idea of ailerons, which allow “banking” of fixed-wing aircraft around the fuselage’s longitudinal axis and are essential in making turns when aloft.
The Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland, opened its doors on November 1, 1887. The hotel is still in operation today, and is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels.
The first flight in a rigid …

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service. The route is the carrier’s first with a destination in the United States.
Xiamen Airlines will operate the service using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The service is also the first route between Shenzhen and the United States.
Xiamen Airlines, founded in 1982, is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and is headquartered in Xiamen, China.
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ANA Grounds Dreamliners to Repair Engines

ANA Grounds Dreamliners to Repair Engines

All Nippon Airways said it has begun to temporarily ground its fleet of 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The world’s largest operator of the high-tech Dreamliner said it has to replace a critical engine component. The action comes as the result of an incident last February after an engine on one of its 787s overheated. The plane returned to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and a subsequent inspection revealed damage to medium-pressure …