Showing posts with label 787-9. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 787-9. Show all posts

Thursday 16 November 2023

flydubai puts in order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners,

The Dubai-based carrier to add 787-9s to its all 737 fleet to open new routes and serve more destinations


UAE budget airline flydubai has put in an agreement to buy 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as the carrier wants to diversify its short and medium-haul 737 fleet with the introduction of widebody long-haul aircraft.  The agreement was during the Dubai Air Show.

"In 2008 when we placed our first-ever order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, we were confident of the vital role flydubai would play in supporting Dubai's aviation hub," said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai. "I am proud today to see flydubai evolve further, surpassing labels and challenging the traditional conventions around travel. Today's order reaffirms flydubai's commitment to enabling more people to travel across its expanding network. The highly fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner will allow flydubai to expand its horizon and cater to the growing demand on existing routes."

"Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at flydubai. We are committed to offering the right product at the right time to cater to the changing market and customer needs," said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai. "The Boeing 787 Dreamliner offers a perfect combination of operational excellence, fuel efficiency as well as passenger appeal."

The 787-9 can fly 296 passengers 14,010 km (7,565 nautical miles) in addition to more cargo. Since revenue service began in 2011, the 787 family has launched more than 380 new nonstop routes around the world. Half of all 787 Dreamliner flights are operated in short- and medium-haul markets below 5,000 km (2,700 nautical miles), demonstrating its versatility and efficiency across all network segments.

"The 787-9 is perfectly suited for the needs of flydubai as it looks to open up longer-range routes and add capacity across its network," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "flydubai passengers will enjoy the Dreamliner effect, an experience like no other in the air, flying with more comfort and arriving at their destinations feeling more refreshed."

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Ethiopian Airlines orders more Boeing planes


At the Dubai Air Show this week Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to buy more Boeing jets to fulfil its long-term fleet goals.  The African carrier has confirmed it will order 11 787 Dreamliner and 20 737 MAX aircraft. Sources close to the deal say the airline is paying less than half the list price for each of the MAX aircraft, but the final Dreamliner price is still being negotiated. 

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr Mesfin Tasew said,  "We are pleased to announce that Ethiopian Airlines has reached a deal with Boeing to place a firm order for 31 ultra-modern aeroplanes, with the opportunity for 36 additional jets.  This order will enable us to modernize and increase our fleet in support of Ethiopian Airlines' growth plan and our Vision 2035 Strategy. Through this deal, we have solidified our decades-old exemplary business partnership with Boeing. The 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX demonstrate Ethiopian Airlines' environmentally conscious decisions and its commitment to serve passengers with the latest technologically advanced aeroplanes."

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines also agreed to work together to provide cabin modification services for the carrier's existing 787 Dreamliners. The retrofits are designed to enhance the passenger experience with advanced in-flight entertainment and new seats in all cabins, including lie-flat business-class seats from Boeing's joint venture Adient Aerospace.

"Ethiopian Airlines continues its leadership as one of Africa's preeminent airlines with this landmark commitment to expand their 787 and 737 MAX fleets," said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing.



Wednesday 25 October 2023

Big aircraft order for Turkish Airlines

AerCap to lease 3 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
25 New 737 MAX-8 jets 


AerCap has announced that it has reached an agreement with Turkish Airlines for the lease of three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft and 25 new MAX-8 aircraft, and lease extensions for six used Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The new aircraft are scheduled to begin delivery in 2024 through 2026.

"AerCap is very pleased to announce this significant transaction with our long-term partner, Turkish Airlines," said Aengus Kelly, the Chief Executive Officer of AerCap. "These aircraft will help Turkish Airlines continue to grow their already extensive route network, while improving the operational efficiency of their fleet. I would like to thank Dr. Ahmet Bolat and Mr. Levent Konukcu and the Turkish Airlines management team for the confidence they have placed in AerCap.  We look forward to continuing to build on our strong partnership as these aircraft deliver."

"We have a unique route network boasting the world's widest network in terms of the number of countries reached. We fly to more international destinations than any other airline, and in order to strengthen this position, we are always focused on extending our fleet. At this point, we would like to thank our business partner, AerCap, and we are happy to reinforce our fruitful collaboration with them through these leasing projects," said Levent Konukcu, Turkish Airlines Chief Investment & Technology Officer.

AerCap is the global leader in aviation leasing with one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 300 customers around the world with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and is based in Dublin with offices in Shannon, Miami, Singapore, Memphis, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Dubai, Seattle, Toulouse and other locations around the world.

Thursday 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. 

Tuesday 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.

New Saudi Arabian airline to launch with all-Boeing Fleet.......up to 72 Dreamliners


US planemaker Boeing has done a massive deal, potentially with one of the globe's newest air carriers, Riyadh Air, which will see the new Saudi Arabian airline launch with a fleet of 787 Dreamliners.  

Owned by Saudi Arabia's current rulers' Public Investment Fund, the new airline will purchase 39 Boeing 787-9s aircraft, with options for an additional 33 787-9s. These will be based at the HQ of the airline, Riyadh. 

Saudi Arabia's leaders are seeking to completely transform the nation's aviation industry and develop to be a global hub that will see it rival Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

"The new airline reflects the ambitious vision of Saudi Arabia to be at the core of shaping the future of global air travel and be a true disrupter in terms of customer experience," said Tony Douglas, CEO of Riyadh Air.

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Lufthansa names new 787 'Berlin'

Christening of the Boeing 787-9 "Berlin" by Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey

Lufthansa Group largest operator at BER: Five Lufthansa Group airlines fly to the capital region

The "Berlin" will be on long-haul service to New York (Newark) for the first time on Dec. 1, 2022




Photo Lufthansa
Photo Lufthansa

The capital has a new flying ambassador. The first Boeing 787-9 in the Lufthansa fleet, with the registration D-ABPA, was christened on Monday at Berlin Brandenburg Airport by Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey.

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said, "The first Dreamliner in our long-haul fleet is called 'Berlin', because the company has a long and special relationship with the capital. Lufthansa has been a strong partner of the German capital since it was founded in Berlin in 1926. Since we were allowed to fly to Berlin again in 1990, no other airline has brought more travellers to the region. With the new Boeing 787 'Berlin' we proudly carry the name of the German capital around the world."

Lufthansa was founded in Berlin on January 6, 1926, and was headquartered there until 1945. After World War II, only Allied aircraft were allowed to land in the divided city. Lufthansa did not fly to the capital again until 1990.

The Lufthansa Group is the largest operator at BER. Five of the Group's airlines connect Berlin with Germany and the world. In the upcoming winter flight schedule, Lufthansa Group airlines will offer just under a third of all flights to and from Berlin. In summer 2023, the Lufthansa Group's offering will be more than twice as large as that of the second-largest carrier at the site, accounting for approximately 40% of all flights. In addition, the Group is represented here - as is otherwise only the case in Frankfurt - with all its important business segments.

Photo Lufthansa
Photo Lufthansa
Franziska Giffey, Governing Mayor of Berlin, said: "Lufthansa and the German capital are linked by a long tradition. The company was founded in Berlin in 1926 and rose to become one of the world's leading airlines. Today, the Lufthansa Group connects Berlin with the world. Long-haul flights to and from BER are very important for our economic development. Our trade fairs, congresses and Berlin's strong hospitality industry also thrive on this. I am delighted to be able to christen Lufthansa's first Dreamliner 'Berlin' today - with ‘Berliner Weiße’, as befits the occasion. I wish the 'Berlin' a good flight at all times."


From December, the D-ABPA will be in service on the route from Frankfurt to New York (Newark). The Dreamliner will make its first commercial flight from Frankfurt to Munich on October 19. From then on, the "Berlin" will fly the domestic route three times a day. This will allow the necessary training flights to be completed and as many crews as possible to be trained.

Seventh aircraft with the Berlin name

Photo Lufthansa
Photo Lufthansa
The Boeing 787-9 is already the seventh Lufthansa aircraft to be named "Berlin." Willy Brandt first christened a Boeing 707 with the name of the capital on September 16, 1960. It was the first aircraft christening after Lufthansa's reestablishment in 1953, and since then it has been a company tradition for aircraft to be named after German cities. The Dreamliner's predecessor was the sixth "Berlin": an Airbus A380 with the registration D-AIMI. It was christened by the then Governing Mayor at Tegel Airport on May 22, 2012 and decommissioned during the pandemic.

Reducing CO2 emissions by 30 percent

The ultra-modern "Dreamliner" long-haul aircraft now only consume an average around 2.5 litres of kerosene per passenger per 100 kilometres flown. That is up to 30 percent less than the preceding models. Between 2022 and 2027, the Lufthansa Group will take delivery of a total of 32 Boeing Dreamliners.





Tuesday 18 October 2022

First Dreamliner in Lufthansa's long-haul fleet is named “Berlin”

Christening of the Boeing 787-9 "Berlin" by Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey

Lufthansa Group largest operator at BER: Five Lufthansa Group airlines fly to the capital region

The "Berlin" will be on long-haul service to New York (Newark) for the first time on Dec. 1, 2022




Photo Lufthansa
Photo Lufthansa

The capital has a new flying ambassador. The first Boeing 787-9 in the Lufthansa fleet, with the registration D-ABPA, was christened on Monday at Berlin Brandenburg Airport by Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey.

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said, "The first Dreamliner in our long-haul fleet is called 'Berlin', because the company has a long and special relationship with the capital. Lufthansa has been a strong partner of the German capital since it was founded in Berlin in 1926. Since we were allowed to fly to Berlin again in 1990, no other airline has brought more travellers to the region. With the new Boeing 787 'Berlin' we proudly carry the name of the German capital around the world."

Lufthansa was founded in Berlin on January 6, 1926, and was headquartered there until 1945. After World War II, only Allied aircraft were allowed to land in the divided city. Lufthansa did not fly to the capital again until 1990.

The Lufthansa Group is the largest operator at BER. Five of the Group's airlines connect Berlin with Germany and the world. In the upcoming winter flight schedule, Lufthansa Group airlines will offer just under a third of all flights to and from Berlin. In summer 2023, the Lufthansa Group's offering will be more than twice as large as that of the second-largest carrier at the site, accounting for approximately 40% of all flights. In addition, the Group is represented here - as is otherwise only the case in Frankfurt - with all its important business segments.

Photo Lufthansa
Photo Lufthansa
Franziska Giffey, Governing Mayor of Berlin, said: "Lufthansa and the German capital are linked by a long tradition. The company was founded in Berlin in 1926 and rose to become one of the world's leading airlines. Today, the Lufthansa Group connects Berlin with the world. Long-haul flights to and from BER are very important for our economic development. Our trade fairs, congresses and Berlin's strong hospitality industry also thrive on this. I am delighted to be able to christen Lufthansa's first Dreamliner 'Berlin' today - with ‘Berliner Weiße’, as befits the occasion. I wish the 'Berlin' a good flight at all times."


From December, the D-ABPA will be in service on the route from Frankfurt to New York (Newark). The Dreamliner will make its first commercial flight from Frankfurt to Munich on October 19. From then on, the "Berlin" will fly the domestic route three times a day. This will allow the necessary training flights to be completed and as many crews as possible to be trained.

Seventh aircraft with the Berlin name

Photo Lufthansa
Photo Lufthansa
The Boeing 787-9 is already the seventh Lufthansa aircraft to be named "Berlin." Willy Brandt first christened a Boeing 707 with the name of the capital on September 16, 1960. It was the first aircraft christening after Lufthansa's reestablishment in 1953, and since then it has been a company tradition for aircraft to be named after German cities. The Dreamliner's predecessor was the sixth "Berlin": an Airbus A380 with the registration D-AIMI. It was christened by the then Governing Mayor at Tegel Airport on May 22, 2012 and decommissioned during the pandemic.

Reducing CO2 emissions by 30 percent

The ultra-modern "Dreamliner" long-haul aircraft now only consume an average around 2.5 litres of kerosene per passenger per 100 kilometres flown. That is up to 30 percent less than the preceding models. Between 2022 and 2027, the Lufthansa Group will take delivery of a total of 32 Boeing Dreamliners.





Tuesday 30 August 2022

Lufthansa takes delivery of first 787-9 from Boeing.

The German airline Lufthansa Group has taken delivery of the first 787-9 Dreamliner directly from Boeing, with the handover being made at the manufacturers delivery centre at Paine Field, Everett, Washington state.
The German airline Lufthansa Group has taken delivery of the first 787-9 Dreamliner directly from Boeing, with the handover being made at the manufacturers delivery centre at Paine Field, Everett, Washington state. 
The Lufthansa Group has 32 firm orders for the 787 and joins nearly 50 customers worldwide in operating the Boeing aircraft that has been beset with recent issues and delays. 

"With the Boeing 787, we are introducing another modern aircraft type that is one of the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft in our fleet," said Jens Ritter, CEO of Lufthansa Airlines. "This will allow us to significantly further improve the average CO2 balance. This aircraft is sustainable and offers customers a premium flying experience."

"Today's delivery to the Lufthansa Group is a significant milestone for both companies as we resume European 787 deliveries and Lufthansa receives its first 787. I am delighted to see Lufthansa join a growing set of airlines worldwide operating the industry's most capable twin-engine airplane," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "With unmatched fuel efficiency and huge passenger appeal, the 787 will play an integral role in the Lufthansa Group's long-haul network."








Tuesday 19 July 2022

AerCap adds more Boeing 787s to its fleet


Planemaker Boeing and leasing giant AerCap Holdings confirmed an order for five more 787 Dreamliners to join AerCaps portfolio of planes. 

"AerCap is the world's largest 787 customer and we are very pleased to strengthen that position with this order for five additional aircraft," said Peter Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap. "This transaction is in line with our portfolio strategy of investing in the most in-demand new technology assets and will help us continue to support our airline customers meet their sustainability commitments."

AerCap now has 125 787 Dreamliners in its portfolio or on order. The world's largest 787 customer, AerCap continues to invest in the 787 family, which has received more than 700 repeat orders from 47 customers across the globe. The 787 has been the most-utilized widebody throughout the pandemic due to its efficiency, capacity and capability.

Boeing designed the 787 family with superior efficiency, which allows airlines to profitably open new routes to fly people directly where they'd like to go in exceptional comfort.

"AerCap oversees a world-class leasing portfolio, epitomized by the most utilized widebody in the industry, the 787 Dreamliner," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "With its unparalleled fuel efficiency and passenger appeal, the 787 Dreamliner family is playing a major role in sustaining, reopening and pioneering new routes in the long-haul travel market."








Tuesday 4 January 2022

Delivery of 15 new Boeing aircraft to United completed.


CDB Aviation has confirmed the completion of deliveries of a fleet of fifteen new Boeing aircraft to U.S.-based United Airlines. The sale and leaseback transaction covered a fleet of two 787-9 Dreamliners and thirteen 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which were delivered between 2020 and 2021.

“We want to thank members of both the United and CDB Aviation teams who collaborated on structuring and expediently executing this complex transaction during a particularly challenging period for the industry,” applauded Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation Chief Marketing Officer.

Pointing to the importance of building a key strategic relationship with the world’s fourth-largest airline measured by revenue while further expanding the lessor’s footprint in the Americas, Goodman emphasized the transaction’s role in “supporting United management’s efforts to streamline their fleet and enhance operating economics as they work toward the resumption of sustained, long-term growth.”

The two 787-9s are powered by General Electric GEnx engines and configured in a 257-seat layout with the new Polaris and Premium Plus cabins. As air travel returns, these widebody aircraft are expected to deliver the advantages of lower fuel consumption and efficient economics to open new routes and markets.

Monday 15 November 2021

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing sign agreement for landing gear exchange for 787 aircraft.

At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian  Airlines that will help the airline to bring cost savings to its maintenance operations with  Boeing's 787 landing gear exchange program.  

“As the fastest growing airline in Africa, much of our success depends on our ability to seek out new ways to drive operational efficiency in our processes,” said Tewolde  GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines. “As the commercial  airline market continues to recover, we believe these services offered by Boeing provide  a reliable way to realize more stability and predictability in managing our overall  maintenance operations and costs across our fleet.”

With the landing gear exchange program, Boeing will guarantee availability of 29 landing gear shipsets wherever and whenever they are needed to support the Ethiopian 787 fleet, enabling more efficient and cost-effective maintenance operations. 

Sunday 10 October 2021

Qantas to offer direct Darwin - London flights from November 14th

The Australian flag carrier - Qantas has confirmed it will operate its flagship direct route from Australia to London via Darwin when international flights resume next month with the reopening of Australia’s border.

In agreement with the Northern Territory Government and Darwin Airport, it will temporarily reroute its flights from Melbourne and Sydney through Darwin. With the new hub arrangement in place in time for borders reopening from 14 November 2021 and carry on until April 2022 when London flights are expected to operate via Perth again. Although it rather depends upon how well operations go via Darwin during this trial period, if Perth will make a long-term come back. 

Qantas has scheduled the Sydney-Darwin-London route to begin on 14th November while the Melbourne-Darwin-London route is scheduled to begin on 18th December 2021 - however the carrier says it might restart earlier, depending on discussions with the Victorian Government. 

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the new route via Darwin will be made possible due to the support from the Northern Territory Government  "The NT Government has worked closely with us to make these flights happen and I’d like to thank the Chief Minister and his team for finding a solution that is safe and streamlined."

Mr Joyce added, "The Kangaroo route is one of the most iconic on the Qantas international network and we are delighted that Darwin will play a vital role in Australia’s post pandemic reopening to the world.

Qantas has been flying repatriation services from London to Darwin as part of the airline’s efforts to help bring Australians home over the past 12 months, so our pilots already have extensive experience operating this particular route."

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Lufthansa to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing 787-9


The German Lufthansa Group is accelerating its fleet modernization plans by rapidly retiring older aircraft in favour of newer more fuel-efficient and environmentally sound types like the A350 and 787.  As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has agreed on Monday to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing 787-9.  As part of the long-standing fleet renewal programme, a total of 175 new aircraft will be delivered to Lufthansa Group airlines this decade.

Boeing 787-9

The first Boeing 787-9 are scheduled to fly for Lufthansa as early as next winter, with others to follow in the first half of 2022. Monday's decision brings the total number of firm orders for Boeing 787-9s and Boeing 777-9s to 45 aircraft.

Due to the dramatic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global aviation, aircraft that had been ordered by some airlines could not be delivered in the past twelve months. Lufthansa held talks with Boeing and found a way to buy five 787-9 that were already manufactured. At the same time, the Group reached an agreement with Boeing on a restructured delivery plan.


Monday 3 May 2021

Lufthansa enjoying discount deals from both Boeing and Airbus - agrees purchase of five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing 787-9 aircraft


The German Lufthansa Group is accelerating its fleet modernization plans by rapidly retiring older aircraft in favour of newer more fuel-efficient and environmentally sound types like the A350 and 787.  As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has agreed to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing 787-9.  As part of the long-standing fleet renewal programme, a total of 175 new aircraft will be delivered to Lufthansa Group airlines this decade.

Boeing 787-9

The first Boeing 787-9 are scheduled to fly for Lufthansa as early as next winter, with others to follow in the first half of 2022. Today's decision brings the total number of firm orders for Boeing 787-9s and Boeing 777-9s to 45 aircraft.

Due to the dramatic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global aviation, aircraft that had been ordered by some airlines could not be delivered in the past twelve months. Lufthansa held talks with Boeing and found a way to buy five 787-9 that were already manufactured. At the same time, the Group reached an agreement with Boeing on a restructured delivery plan.


Thursday 1 April 2021

New Boeing 787-9 for Air Premia


Air Lease Corporation, one of the worlds leading aircraft leasing specialists have confirmed this week the delivery of one new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on long-term lease to Air Premia in South Korea.  

This jet features Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and is the first of three new Boeing 787-9s confirmed to be delivered to Air Premia from ALC’s order book with Boeing this year. 

“We are thrilled to announce this first of three Boeing 787-9 aircraft delivery to Air Premia today,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.  “As the first aircraft in the Air Premia fleet, this ALC Dreamliner will launch the new airline’s international network and contribute to an excellent debut in the Korea marketplace.” 

Saturday 25 July 2020

Air France gets its 10th and final Boeing 787

Air France’s tenth Boeing 787-9 landed at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport to join the airline’s long-haul fleet.

The aircraft, registration F-HRBJ, is the tenth and last to join the Air France fleet. The forthcoming deliveries of new-generation aircraft will concern the A350s on the long-haul network followed by the A220s on the short and medium-haul network.

With this new-generation aircraft, Air France is continuing to modernize and renew its fleet with more modern, more efficient and more environmentally-friendly aircraft.

This is a major contribution to the airline’s sustainable development strategy. Like the A350s, the Boeing 787 offers operational and environmental benefits with a lower fuel consumption than previous generation aircraft and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions (around 20%) as well as noise emissions.

On board, comfort is optimum, with a bright cabin with windows that are 30% larger than those of previous generation aircraft, more space in the various cabins, better air pressure and humidity levels which make the flight even more comfortable. This aircraft is also equipped with Wi-Fi, allowing customers to stay connected throughout their trip.






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Thursday 4 June 2020

British Airways 787 pushed off the apron at Edmonton Airport


A British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner, registration G-ZBKP, has been pushed back at Edmonton Airport, right into the mud.

The jet was about to depart on a flight to London Heathrow and from pictures sent to @airline_kitty by various sources the main gear on the left side partially left the tarmac in into soft ground.

Work is currently ongoing to extract the aircraft and assess if any damage has been caused to the gear.  It's not yet known how many passengers were on the 787 at this stage and an investigation is underway.




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Tuesday 24 December 2019

Boeing Dreamliner will open direct flights between Ulaanbaatar, Berlin, Paris and the West Coast of the US for MIAT Mongolian Airlines

The Boeing Dreamliner aircraft will open direct flights between Ulaanbaatar, Berlin, Paris and the West Coast of the US when the first one arrives for the carrier soon.

The airline is looking to connect its home base in Ulaanbaatar with major European and North American cities beginning in 2021 and will lease the long-haul jet fro leading aircraft leasing firm Air Lease Corporation.

“Our vision is to become a globally recognized Mongolian national flag carrier, and we are making a significant step forward by adding the first 787-9 Dreamliner to our fleet,” said Battur Davaakhuu, President and CEO, MIAT Mongolian Airlines. “The Mongolian Dreamliner will fly our passengers direct and in unmatched comfort to their dream destinations. Today is a proud day for MIAT and for all Mongolians.”

Saturday 7 December 2019

Air New Zealand cutting Christmas flights and trialling edible coffee cups.......

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-10                                                              Photo Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is axing nearly 100 flights over this festive season over continuing issues of the Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power the Air New Zealand fleet are in need of more frequent maintenance and checks, which has left the carrier short of spares. Air New Zealand’s senior fleet manager 787, Captain Dave Wilson, said: “We have 14 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in our fleet and four spare engines to power these. However, all these spare engines are with Rolls Royce offshore either undergoing service or waiting for a service slot.”

Air New Zealand Senior Manager Customer Care and Communications Doug Grant says the airline is well placed to minimise the impact on customers. "Going into the holiday season we're acutely aware how important travel is to our customers, and our schedule changes are designed to keep cancellations to a minimum. Unfortunately, around 14,000 customers will be impacted by cancellations and we thank them in advance for their understanding.”