Showing posts with label 787-10. Show all posts
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25 September, 2023

Air Canada orders 18 Boeing 787 jets....

The firm order of 18 aircraft and 12 options
are scheduled to arrive from late 2025

Aircraft to feature new, state-of-the-art interior cabin design

Air Canada converts two Boeing 777 freighter orders to passenger aircraft

Air Canada has today said it has placed a firm order with Boeing for 18 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft with deliveries set to start in late 2025. The last of this 18 aircraft order is scheduled to be in the Air Canada fleet by March 2027.  The airline says these new planes will be used to replace older, less efficient wide-body aircraft currently in the Air Canada fleet. The agreement also includes options for another 12 Boeing 787-10 aircraft, which may be needed to provide flexibility for growth to meet future customer demand.

"Air Canada has made investing in the passenger experience a core priority. Our experience shows customers greatly enjoy flying on the Dreamliner, so we are pleased to offer them a larger version of this popular aircraft, which will premiere a new, state-of-the-art interior cabin design. As importantly, the 787 is highly fuel efficient and will generate operational savings as well as support our sustainability goals of reducing emissions," said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.

Air Canada currently operates 30 787-9 and eight 787-8 versions of the Dreamliner, with two more 787-9 aircraft scheduled for delivery from a previous order. The 787-10 is the largest model of the Dreamliner family and can carry more than 330 customers depending on the seat configuration, and has 175 cubic meters (6,187 cubic feet) of cargo volume. The Dreamliner provides exceptional passenger comfort with enhanced cabin pressurization and humidity controls, and the largest dimmable windows of any commercial aircraft.  According to Boeing, the 787-10 has up to 25 per cent lower fuel emissions per seat than the aircraft it replaces.

Fleet Renewal

The acquisition of the new aircraft is part of an ongoing fleet renewal program at Air Canada, with the airline continuing to take delivery of new Airbus A220 aircraft, as well as plans to acquire 28 extra-long range (XLR) versions of the Airbus A321neo aircraft, also beginning in 2025.  In addition, as previously announced, Air Canada has finalized a purchase agreement for 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft under development by Heart Aerospace, which are expected to enter service in 2028.

The Boeing 787-10 aircraft order announced with Boeing today substitutes for a previously announced agreement to purchase two Boeing 777 freighter aircraft and, as a result, Air Canada will no longer take delivery of the two freighters. In total, Air Canada currently operates approximately 240 aircraft in its mainline and Air Canada Rouge fleet.

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, the country's flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States and Internationally on six continents. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada's Aeroplan program is Canada's premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world's largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada's passenger and freighter aircraft.  Air Canada aims to achieve an ambitious net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. Air Canada shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OTCQX in the US.

24 August, 2023

Qantas orders four 787-9 and eight 787-10 aircraft from Boeing

Qantas nearly doubles Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet with order for 12 widebody jets

Boeing and the Qantas Group have confirmed they have signed a deal on a four 787-9 and eight 787-10 jets to provide a pivotal role in the Australian airline's global growth strategy to reduce its carbon emissions. 

"This is another multi-billion-dollar investment in the national carrier, and it's great news for our customers and our people," said Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO. "The 787 and the GE engines fitted to them, are thoroughly proven and extremely capable."

These jets are also capable of flying on a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), an important pathway to reducing emissions, which is common with most of the modern Qantas jet fleet. The new order is part of Qantas' major fleet renewal programme that is significantly increasing the carrier's overall fuel efficiency each year.

"The 787 Dreamliner is central to Qantas' unwavering commitment to operate one of the most sustainable and capable fleets in the airline industry," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 

Capable of flying an expansive international route network, the operating economics of the 787 family enables Qantas to open new routes and add more flights to its existing network. The 787-9 can fly up to 7,565 nautical miles (14,010 km) connecting Australia to North America and Europe. The larger 787-10 with a range of 6,330 nautical miles (11,730 km), will enable the airline to serve many popular international and regional routes. Currently, Qantas has a fleet of 14 787-9 jets. 

14 March, 2023

Saudi Arabian flag-carrier SAUDIA to order 39 fuel-efficient 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft.

Saudi Arabian Airlines - SAUDIA has confirmed its intention to grow its long-haul fleet with the selection of up to 49 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. 

SAUDIA is set to purchase 39 787s, with a further 10 options, utilizing the outstanding efficiency, range and flexibility of the Dreamliner to sustainably grow its global operation. The agreement will include both 787-9 and 787-10 models.

This agreement is part of Saudi Arabia's wider strategic plan to transform the country into a global aviation hub. In total, Saudi Arabian carriers announced today their intent to purchase up to 121 787 Dreamliners in what will be the fifth-largest commercial order by value in Boeing's history. This will support the country's goal of serving 330 million passengers and attracting 100 million visitors annually by 2030.   

"SAUDIA continues its expansion efforts in all aspects of the airline; whether it's introducing new destinations or increasing the aircraft fleet," His Excellency Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of SAUDIA Group. "The agreement with Boeing delivers on this commitment and the newly added aircraft will further enable SAUDIA to fulfill its strategic objective of bringing the world to the Kingdom".

SAUDIA currently operates more than 50 Boeing aeroplanes on its long-haul network, including the 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner. The additional 787s complement SAUDIA's existing fleet, enabling it to effectively harness the value of the 777 and 787 families.

19 December, 2020

Etihad Inaugurates Pioneering 2020 ecoDemonstrator aircraft into service

Following the launch of the Etihad Greenliner Program at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, and the arrival of the flagship Greenliner in January 2020, Etihad Airways today officially inaugurated the latest aircraft in its journey towards sustainability, with the pioneering 2020 ecoDemonstrator entering commercial service following a series of industry-leading test flights across the United States. The aircraft, a brand-new Boeing 787-10 registered A6-BMI, is the latest arrival to Etihad’s 39-strong fleet of 787 Dreamliners, making the UAE national airline one of the world’s largest operators of the technologically advanced aircraft type. 


2020 ecoDemonstrator enters service after year of sustainability initiatives following launch of Etihad Greenliner Program in November 2019 at The Dubai Airshow 
Despite impact of Covid19 on global aviation, Etihad implemented key sustainability initiatives in 2020, including:
January 2020: Flagship Greenliner aircraft enters service 
January 2020: Operated 787 EcoFlight from Abu Dhabi to Brussels with optimised routing; minimum single use plastics; and other fuel efficiency initiatives 
January 2020: Announced minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving of the airline’s 2019 net emission levels by 2035 
February 2020: Greenliner operated optimised roundtrip flight Abu Dhabi to Dublin, including optimised route profile for the entire roundtrip, optimised climb and continuous descent. When compared to a standard Boeing 787 flight on that route, the ecoFlight reduced journey time by 40 minutes, cut fuel by 800kg and CO2 by 3 tonnes 
August 2020: ecoDemonstrator testing in USA 
October 2020: Launch of world’s first Transition Sukuk and the first Sustainability-Linked financing in global aviation, raising USD 800 million to support Etihad’s drive for sustainable aviation by linking terms to Etihad’s carbon reduction targets 
December 2020: Commits to purchasing carbon offsets, to completely neutralise the CO2 emissions of its flagship “Greenliner” 787-10 aircraft for a full year of operations in 2021 
December 2020: ecoDemonstrator enters service as part of Etihad’s 39-strong fleet of 787 Dreamliners

As the 2020 ecoDemonstrator, in partnership with Boeing, NASA and Safran Landing Systems, Etihad’s 787 Dreamliner was used as a flying testbed to accelerate technological developments with the goal of making commercial aviation safer and more sustainable. A familiar sight in the skies over the American Northwest in recent months, the uniquely branded Dreamliner, kitted out with complex testing equipment, conducted extensive research flying above Montana and between Washington state and South Carolina. 

27 October, 2020

Saudi Arabian Airline gets 5th Boeing 787-10 aircraft.

Saudi Arabian Airlines  - SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marked a milestone with the induction of its fifth Boeing 787-10 aircraft into the fleet earlier this month.

The aircraft arrived in Jeddah on 15th October, from Boeing’s production facilities in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

SAUDIA is one of the first airlines in the world to operate the new aircraft type.

In recent years, SAUDIA has invested significantly in its fleet, acquiring state-of-the-art new aircraft and now operates one of the three youngest fleets in the skies with an average aircraft age of 5 years.  

An award-winning carrier, SAUDIA is one of the Middle East’s largest airlines, operating more than 170 narrow and widebody aircraft.

The airline route network includes more than 95 destinations across four continents to all 28 domestic airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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27 December, 2019

Asiana Airlines sold to Hyundai for $2.6 billion

South Korea's second-largest airline, Asiana Airlines Inc has been sold to a consortium including Hyundai Development Co according to reports from Reuters today.

The consortium said it has closed on its US$2.16 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in the airline.  Hyundai Development said out of the 2.5 trillion won its consortium with Mirae Asset will pay for the acquisition, its portion was 2.01 trillion won.

The airline’s top shareholder, Kumho Industrial Co Ltd (002990.KS), put its 31.05% stake up for sale earlier this year as it came under pressure from Asiana creditors to reduce debt at the loss-making carrier.  The deal also includes Asiana’s affiliates - low-cost carriers Air Seoul and Air Busan.

"We plan to invest more than 2 trillion won in new shares to be issued by Asiana Airlines to help improve the airline's financial status. We will focus on improving profitability by streamlining routes and enhancing cost-effectiveness," a spokesperson for Hyundai said. 

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21 November, 2019

Boeing 787-10 set to take to the skies with British Airways

British Airways has announced that it will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020, with its first route being Atlanta in February next year.

This state-of-the-art, 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,000ft, offering a better level of humidity, reducing the drying effect of the cabin air, so customers arrive feeling more refreshed. The aircraft is also more fuel-efficient and quieter than its predecessors.

The four-class aircraft will feature an exclusive eight seat First cabin, with the airline’s newest First seat which is currently also available on its 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft comes fitted with British Airways’ recently unveiled business class seat Club Suite, in a 48-seat forward-facing Club World cabin. The World Traveller Plus cabin will offer 35 seats and the World Traveller cabin, 165.

21 October, 2019

KLM takes you behind the scenes on how an aircraft is assembled

Having taken delivery of 13 Boeing 787-9s between October 2015 and August 2018, it was time for KLM to move on to the next best thing: the Boeing 787-10. The first touched down at Schiphol on 30 June – a sustainable and energy-efficient Dreamliner called ‘Orange Blossom’, decorated with the KLM100 logo specially designed in celebration of KLM’s 100th anniversary. The second one (the Busy Lizzie) has been part of our fleet since 17 October. In this blog,  Edwin Koslov from KLM gives an account of the assembly of the aircraft.  


The Boeing 787-10 aircraft is an extended version of the 787-9. The extra six meters were gained by adding three meters to the rear and three meters to the front of the main fuselage, allowing the number of seats to be increased from 294 to 344. Fun fact: KLM is the first European airline to operate this new Boeing type.
Although the 787-9 and 787-10 are built in much the same way, the increased size means the fuselage cannot be shipped by air aboard the Boeing 747 DreamLifter, a wide-body freighter developed exclusively for transporting Boeing 787 parts. Consequently, the new 787-10 can only be assembled at the location where the fuselage is built, which is the Boeing plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

20 October, 2019

New Boeing 787-10 arrives for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines........ Named Busy Lizzie!

Last Thursday, 17th KLM's second Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner arrived at its home base of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, directly from the Boeing factory in Charleston, South Carolina. The sustainable and energy-efficient aircraft has the registration PH-BKC and also bears the name "Busy Lizzie".

All KLM Dreamliners are named after flowers or flowering plants. With the arrival of Busy Lizzie, KLM has fifteen Boeing 787s in its fleet: thirteen 787-9s and two 787-10s. Two more Boeing 787-10s will be added this year, the first of which will arrive in November. Four more will be added in 2020.

29 July, 2019

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of New Boeing 787-10 Aircraft to EVA Air

Air Lease Corporation has announced the delivery of one new Boeing 787-10 aircraft on long-term lease to EVA Air (Taiwan). This aircraft is the first of two 787-10 aircraft to deliver to EVA Air from ALC’s order book with Boeing, joining four 787-9s and four 777-300ERs currently on lease to the airline. The second 787-10 is scheduled to deliver to EVA Air in 2020.

“ALC was the first to introduce the Dreamliner to EVA Air’s fleet in 2018 and we are honoured to announce this new 787-10 delivery today,” said Jie Chen, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia of Air Lease Corporation. “EVA Air continues to excel as a leading Asia Pacific international airline with one of the most technologically advanced fleets in operation and we are proud to play a role in the airline’s continued success.”

24 June, 2019

Korean Air to Introduce Boeing 787-10 for First Time in Korea

Korean Air has announced that it will introduce 20 Boeing 787-10s, the largest member of the Dreamliner family, for the first time in Korea, and add 10 more 787-9s to its existing fleet.

Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 18 June to purchase 30 Boeing wide-body aircraft at the Le Bourget Airport, where the 2019 Paris Air Show is currently being held. Present at the signing ceremony were Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air; Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company; and John L. Plueger, CEO and President of Aircraft Leasing Corporation.

The decision reflects Korean Air’s continuous effort to modernize the fleet, and the new 787 aeroplanes will replace its existing aeroplanes, such as A330s, B777s, and B747s.

21 June, 2019

EVA Air Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

EVA Air is celebrating the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, marking the first of 20 super-efficient 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners.

"The 787 Dreamliner has become the flagship of our fleet and we will leverage the aeroplane's unrivalled fuel efficiency, reliability and size to operate high-density markets in Asia," said Steve Lin, Chairman of EVA Air. "The 787-10 offers around 15 % more cabin space and cargo capacity compared to our existing 787-9s and this added capability will allow us to explore new opportunities for future growth in the emerging markets within Asia Pacific. As a five-star airline, we are committed to providing world-class service and products to our customers and these new aeroplanes will be key to our long-term success."

27 May, 2019

Air New Zealand selects Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for future development.

The first Boeing 787-9                       Photo  Boeing
Boeing and Air New Zealand  announced this week that the kiwi airline plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model to its world-class fleet with a commitment to buy eight 787-10 aeroplanes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices, yet in reality according to insiders in Chicago, the true final cost to Air New Zealand is nearer $1.7 billion.  

"This is a hugely important decision for our airline. With the 787-10 offering around 15 percent more space for both customers and cargo than the 787-9, this investment creates the platform for our future strategic direction and opens up new opportunities to grow," said Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon. "The 787-10 is longer and even more fuel efficient. However, the game changer for us has been that by working closely with Boeing, we've ensured the 787-10 will meet our network needs, including the ability to fly missions similar to our current 777-200 fleet."

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10 April, 2019

Early inspection of Trent 1000 TEN engines agrees Rolls-Royce

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has reluctantly agreed to early inspections of some Trent 1000 TEN engines by regulatory authorities following the grounding of two Boeing 787-10's of Singapore Airlines after cracks were found the blades of the Rolls-Royce engines on those aircraft.

The Trent engines latest variants have been plagued with problems and issues which has seen many of the latest generations of Boeing 787 aircraft grounded. According to Rolls-Royce, by late February 35 787s had been grounded globally due to engine blades corroding or cracking prematurely.

Since the entry into service of the Trent 1000 TEN, the HPT blades in these engines have been found to have a far reduced life than previously expected or advised to Boeing and the airlines. As a result, the firm's engineers have already been developing, and are currently testing, an enhanced version of this blade. Rolls-Royce expects to start incorporating enhanced blades into the Trent 1000 TEN fleet in early 2020.

08 April, 2019

ANA Takes Delivery of Airline’s First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Photo  Boeing
Last week Boeing delivered the first of three 787-10 aeroplanes to All Nippon Airways - ANA which allowed the airline to become the first airline in Asia to operate the entire Dreamliner family.

The 787-10 carries a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration, “Over the past several years, the Boeing 787 has formed the backbone of our world-class fleet and today we are excited to introduce the latest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10,” said Shinya Katanozaka, President and CEO of ANA. “The added capacity of the 787-10 provides our passengers with the most innovative and memorable flying experience, while also delivering the lowest operating cost per seat and tremendous efficiency overall.”

This delivery marks the 67th Dreamliner to join ANA’s fleet of 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s, the largest 787 fleet in the world and the airline plans to operate the new super-efficient 787-10 on its popular Tokyo-Singapore route before going on the service from Narita to Bangkok from 1st July.

05 April, 2019

Could there be another grounding on the way for Boeing?

Boeing 787-10 Singapore Airlines                                    Photo SIA
Is there another problem on the horizon for Boeing?  

Singapore Airlines has been forced to ground two of its ultra-modern Boeing 787-10 aircraft because of issues with the engines the carrier has confirmed.

The airline says that “premature blade deterioration was found on some engines” of the latest additions to its fleet, the Boeing 787-10. This unexpectedly early deterioration was found at recent routine maintenance inspections according to the airline, who instantly took the decision to ground the aircraft and wait for engine replacements.

Singapore Airlines said it was consulting with the makers of the engines, Rolls-Royce regarding the issues found as well as talking with the relevant aviation authorities on the next steps and any future precautionary measures needed. The aircraft are fitted with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines, which are the next generation of the Trent 1000 engines which have had premature blade cracking issues, the latest issues are of a similar nature.

14 December, 2018

Boeing Delivers the 787th 787 Dreamliner

Boeing today delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the super-efficient aeroplane the fastest-selling twin-aisle jet in history.

Since its first delivery in September, 2011, the 787 family has flown nearly 300 million passengers on more than 1.5 million flights around the world, including more than 210 new nonstop routes made possible by the aeroplane's superior fuel efficiency and range.

"Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to our amazing Boeing team who build the world's most capable and reliable airplanes," said Kevin McAllister, president & chief executive officer for Boeing Commercial Aeroplanes. "This delivery also reflects the special capabilities of the 787 Dreamliner. The growing fleet continues to deliver unmatched efficiency, open new routes, and provide an exceptional passenger experience."

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14 November, 2018

United Airlines will deploy Boeing 787-10 aircraft to six European destinations from New York/Newark

One of the leading US airlines confirmed today that it will operate its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on six trans-Atlantic routes from its New York/Newark hub beginning in March 2019. 

United Airlines is the first airline in the world to have the entire family of Boeing's 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet. It was also the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, which feature 44 United Polaris business class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats. 

"United is proud to offer more seats between New York and Europe than any other carrier and our Boeing 787-10 aircraft based in New York/Newark will enable us to connect even more New York City customers to Europe and beyond," said Patrick Quayle, United's Vice President of International Network. "We are thrilled to announce six international cities that will be served with this aircraft and we look forward to offering our customers all of the comforts and services of our most advanced aircraft.".

United say Boeing 787-10s will be flying to
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06 November, 2018

United welcomes its first Boeing 787-10

United is the first airline in the world to operate
the entire Dreamliner family

One of the largest US airlines, United took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on Monday, November 5th  at Boeing's delivery centre in Charleston, South Carolina. 

United has become the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, and the first airline in the world to have the entire family of 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet. "The 787-10 is an excellent addition to United's fleet. It offers superior fuel efficiency while providing a more comfortable customer experience onboard that allows passengers to arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed," said Gerry Laderman, the chief financial officer at United, who was at the Boeing facility for the delivery celebrations.

United's 787-10 will feature 44 United Polaris® business class seats, 21 United® Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats. The aircraft has updated lighting patterns that are supposed to mimic sunrise and sunset colours designed to force passengers to fall asleep or wake up at the ideal times for the flight. The airline is also installing a brand new seatback entertainment system that features:

27 October, 2018

Singapore Airlines schedule 787-10 to Taipei route from January 2019

Singapore Airlines is planning to introduce a new aircraft on the first day of next year between its home base of Singapore and Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei, Taiwan.  The airline advises that it will bring a brand new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to the route indefinitely.

Singapore airlines will become the first carrier to ever operate that model type of in Taiwan when the aircraft takes on the direct daily service starts on 1st January 2019.  The well-respected carrier says the 787-10 will operate flight SQ876 which takes off at 0815 from Singapore's Changi Airport and arrives at Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport at 1300 local time. While flight SQ877 departs from Taoyuan at 1410. and lands back in Singapore at 1855.  Apparently, the airline will continue to schedule an A330 Airbus aircraft to the other rotation on the route - flights SQ878 and SQ879.