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JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

Japan Airlines announced that it placed an order for four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
The order is valued at over $900 million at current list prices.
JAL said that the order is part of the airline’s plans to expand its network and fleet ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The 787-8 …

Oldest Boeing 747 in Active Service – a Former Pan Am Jumbo Jet – Makes Last Flight

Oldest Boeing 747 in Active Service – a Former Pan Am Jumbo Jet – Makes Last Flight

An aircraft that is believed to be the oldest Boeing 747 still in active service made what was likely to have been its last flight earlier this year. Originally acquired by Pan American World Airways as Clipper Ocean Spray, the jumbo jet rolled off the assembly line in October 17, 1969 and made its first flight on March 3, 1970.
The plane, a Boeing 747-100 owned by General Electric, made its …

American’s First 737 Max to Enter Service

American’s First 737 Max to Enter Service

American Airlines announced that its first Boeing 737 Max will be deployed on the carrier’s route between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport on November 29.
The news was announced in a memo to American’s employees.
American’s Boeing 737 Max jets use CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over comparable single-aisle aircraft.  compared to similar single-aisle aircraft.
American currently 100 Boeing 737 …

Next Generation Air Force One May Be 747s Originally Intended for Transaero

Next Generation Air Force One May Be 747s Originally Intended for Transaero

The next fleet of planes that will fly as Air Force One may be Boeing 747 jumbo jets originally intended for Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline until it went bankrupt in 2015.
The move follows a complaint by President Donald Trump that Boeing’s proposed cost for building two new planes to serve as the Air Force One fleet would be too costly.
The current fleet of Boeing 747s serving as Air …

Petition Calls for Delta to Retire Last Boeing 747 by U.S. Carrier in Pan Am’s Colors

A group of aviation enthusiasts led by Alfonso Vazquez, an executive pilot currently living in Mexico who is a member of the popular Remembering the Pan Am Worldport Facebook group, has launched a petition calling for Delta Air Lines to commemorate the last Boeing 747 to be operated by a U.S. airline by repainting it in Pan Am’s livery.
The enthusiasts also request that United Airlines paint the last of its 747s …

American Airlines Reverses Course on Reduced Legroom in New 737 Max Jets

American Airlines Reverses Course on Reduced Legroom in New 737 Max Jets

American Airlines, which had previously announced plans to fit more seats in its new Boeing 737 Max aircraft by reducing the seat pitch in the last three rows to 29”, said Tuesday it had changed its mind.
Citing “a lot of feedback from both customers and team members,” the airline said in an internal memo that it would instead remove one row of its Main Cabin Extra premium economy lite section …

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 …