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Boeing Issues Airworthiness Directive for 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing Issues Airworthiness Directive for 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive on Wednesday that covers several hundred Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes that are registered in the United States.
The directive, which goes into effect on March 21, requires “repetitive general visual inspections” of the bilge barriers in the planes’ forward and aft cargo compartments, looking for disengaged or damaged decompression panels, reinstallation of disengaged but undamaged compression panels, and replacement of damaged decompression panels.
The …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2020

December was the tenth month of the Roman calendar, and derives its name from decem, “ten” in Latin.  It is now the 12th and final month of the year, and in the Northern Hemisphere is associated with winter, multiple holidays, and New Year’s Eve. It
The Anglo-Saxons called both December and January – the entire winter solstice period – “Ġēolamōnaþ,” the Yule month. Indeed, many Yuletide customs observed by the historical Germanic …

American Airlines to Retire Entire Airbus A330 Fleet Sooner Than Expected

American Airlines to Retire Entire Airbus A330 Fleet Sooner Than Expected

American Airlines, which had previously announced plans to retire its Airbus A330 fleet over next several years, said it has officially retired the fleet of 15 A330-200s and nine A330-300s.
In April, the carrier said it had “officially retired” its Boeing 767 and Embraer E190 fleets and that it would soon retire its remaining Airbus A330, Boeing 757, and Bombardier CRJ200 airliners. At the same time, Delta Air Lines announced plans …

Boeing Grounds Some Dreamliners After Manufacturing Defect is Found

Boeing Grounds Some Dreamliners After Manufacturing Defect is Found

Boeing said it has grounded eight of its high-tech 787 Dreamliners after finding a manufacturing issue.  The wide-body airliner is one of the company’s most successful products, despite a highly publicized grounding of the fleet over a battery issue in 2013.
The eight planes will be inspected and repaired. The issue relates to how parts of the fuselage were joined together, the company said in a statement.
“Boeing has identified two distinct …

The Decade’s Biggest Travel News Stories

Frequent Business Traveler and The Travelist reporters produced over 20,000 news stories and features in the 2010s, fulfilling our mission to be the most trusted source in travel journalism.
Whether you agree that the decade will end in a matter of days or has one more year to go, here are ten stories that nonetheless had a significant impact on travel during the past ten years.

 
ERUPTION OF EYJAFJALLOKÖKULL – APRIL 2010
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American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines is putting Israel back on its destination map with non-stop daily service to Tel Aviv from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport starting September 9.

The Fort Worth-based carrier discontinued service to Tel Aviv in 2016 although that route was from Philadelphia, and had been inherited from US Airways in the merger.

The airline will operate the flights using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  American’s 787-9 Dreamliners have 30 seats …

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways announced that the first route for its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft will be London-Atlanta.
The Dreamliner service will commence next February; the airline expects to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliners in January.
“The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan,” said BA CEO Alex Cruz.
The high-tech aircraft will feature a four-class cabin.  The airline will equip the plane …