Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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 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 …
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The first flight in a rigid …
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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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 …
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United Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between San Francisco and Singapore. The route, which the carrier will operate using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, is the first non-stop service connecting the two cities.
At 8,446 miles (14,236 kilometers), the route is the longest scheduled flight operated by an American carrier, and the longest scheduled flight by a 787 Dreamliner.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 10:55 p.m. and …