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FAA Orders ‘Urgent’ Engine Fix for Some Boeing 787 Dreamliners

FAA Orders ‘Urgent’ Engine Fix for Some Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner is in the headlines again. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive on Friday calling for modifications to be made to specific General Electric engines installed on some models of the plane.
“We are issuing this AD to prevent susceptibility to heavy fan blade rubs, which could result in engine damage and a possible in-flight non-restartable power loss of one or both engines,” the FAA …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2016

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The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was all set for opening day when, on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be largely rebuilt before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist …

Airbus Forecasts Doubling of Latin American Jetliner Market

Airbus Forecasts Doubling of Latin American Jetliner Market

Airbus Group said Wednesday it sees the number of commercial jets operated in Latin America doubling over the next two decades.
The forecast indicates that the region will need 2,540 new passenger jets and freighters in that period, the value of which would be approximately $330 billion.
Air traffic in the region will grow at an average rate of 4.7%, Airbus said, a figure slightly higher than the world average of 4.6%. …

Norwegian Outlines Major Expansion at London Gatwick

Norwegian Outlines Major Expansion at London Gatwick

Norwegian Air Shuttle would significantly increase its operations at London Gatwick if a second runway were built at the airport.
The Oslo-based airline’s chief executive, Bjørn Kjos, announced the low-cost carrier’s plans in a speech at the Aviation Club in London Thursday.
“We can contribute to putting 50 Dreamliners into there easy,” he told the audience, explaining that “Gatwick has the network to fly to every corner of Europe. Not all the …

Boeing Delivers Air Europa’s First Dreamliner

Boeing Delivers Air Europa’s First Dreamliner

Air Europa, a Spanish airline, announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a 787-9.
The carrier is the first in Spain to operate the Dreamliner. Air Europa leased the aircraft through an agreement with SMBC Aviation Capital.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced.  Similar to the 787-8, the stretched version of the jet uses 20% less fuel and produces …

Aeromexico Starts Dreamliner Service to Shanghai

Aeromexico Starts Dreamliner Service to Shanghai

Aeromexico announced the start of Dreamliner service between Mexico City and Shanghai.
The Mexican flag carrier began to operate the route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on February 22. Previously, it used a Boeing 777 aircraft on the route.
Aeromexico’s Dreamliners are equipped with 32 fully lie-flat seats in Clase Premier, the airline’s business-class cabin.  The seats are arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration and each has a width of 20”.  Each business-class …

Norwegian to Link Paris with New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale

Norwegian to Link Paris with New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that it plans to launch three new routes between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and the United States on July 29.
On that date, the carrier will begin four weekly flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy international Airport. Twice weekly service to Los Angeles International Airport will begin the following day. The airline will then commence once-weekly service between the French capital and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International …