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Air China Unveils First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air China Unveils First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air China unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which it took delivery of earlier this month, at a ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. The airline is the first Chinese carrier to have a 787-9 enter into service.
The high-tech plane is the first of 15 Dreamliners that Air China is scheduled to take delivery of.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced.  Similar …

VietJet Places Order for 100 Boeing 737 Max 200s

VietJet Places Order for 100 Boeing 737 Max 200s

Boeing announced that it received an order for 100 737 Max 200 aircraft from VietJet Air, a low-cost Vietnamese airline.
The order, valued at approximately $11.3 billion at current list prices, is the largest in Vietnamese aviation history.
VietJet is scheduled to take delivery of the planes between 2019 and 2023.
The Boeing 737 Max 200 is a variant of the 737 Max 8, and can be configured to accommodate up to 200 …

American to Retire E190s, A330-300s, and some 767-300s by 2019

American to Retire E190s, A330-300s, and some 767-300s by 2019

American Airlines said on Friday it plans to accelerate the retirement of some of its Boeing 767-300 jets and stop flying its Embraer E190 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The news was announced in a memo to employees on Friday.
American retired its last Boeing 767-200 exactly two years ago and plans to stop flying more 767-300s than originally planned, citing “reliability” issues. The airline will retire an additional eight 767-300s in 2018, …

China Eastern Airlines Orders 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

China Eastern Airlines Orders 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and China Eastern Airlines announced a firm order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners Thursday. The order is valued at $4 billion at list prices.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced.  Similar to the 787-8, the lengthened variant of the high-tech jet uses 20% less fuel and produces 20% less emissions than similar-sized airplanes.
Compared to the original, the 787-9 is 20’ (six meters) longer, …

Boeing Profit Falls in Lockstep with Commercial Deliveries

Boeing Profit Falls in Lockstep with Commercial Deliveries

Boeing announced financial results for the first quarter.
The aircraft manufacturer reported a profit of $1.22 billion, down from $1.34 billion in the same period last year, despite an increase in revenue, which was up 2.2% to $22.63 billion.
The company delivered 176 commercial planes in the last quarter, down 4.3% from a year earlier, and revenue in its commercial segment declined 6.4% to $14.4 billion.
Despite the drop in earnings, the company said …

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 …

Delta Gets Last Delivery of Boeing 717s

Delta Gets Last Delivery of Boeing 717s

Delta Air Lines announced that it had received the last batch of its Boeing 717 aircraft Tuesday.
The Atlanta-based airline first announced plans to add 717s to its fleet back in 2012. Eighty-eight of the aircraft are being leased from Southwest Airlines and replaced 50-seat regional jets and some older DC-9 aircraft. Three were purchased from Blue 1, a subsidiary of Scandinavian Airlines.
It took on average two months to transform the …