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  • Delta cancels order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    12/29/2016 8:14:26 AM PST · by JohnBrowdie · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constituion ^ | December 28, 2016 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    Delta Air Lines is passing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Atlanta carrier said it has canceled an order for the high-profile new model, after previously postponing deliveries. Delta had inherited the order for 787s through its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines. The 787 orders were considered a significant part of Northwest’s assets at the time. The question of what Delta would do with the order had been up in the air for years. In 2010, the airline announced it had decided to defer delivery of the 18 787-8 planes until 2020 and later. Rivals United and American airlines, meanwhile,...
  • Japanese airline to replace 100 engines on its 787 Dreamliners

    09/01/2016 1:43:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 21 replies
    September 1, 2016 ^ | Sophia Yan and Yoko Wakatsuki
    ANA says it will replace the engines on its fleet of Boeing 787s after a series of engine failures caused by corrosion and fatigue cracking of turbine blades. The Japanese airline plans to swap out all 100 Rolls-Royce engines currently used on its 50 Dreamliners. The process could take as long as three years, according to spokesman Yoichi Uchida. ... For now, the engines will be upgraded with brand new turbine blades. Meanwhile, ANA said it is working with Rolls-Royce to find a more permanent solution. Five engines have already been repaired with new turbines.
  • FAA Says Boeing 787 Dreamliners Have 'Urgent Safety Issue'

    04/25/2016 10:23:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | Laura Lorenzetti
    <p>The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering fixes on General Electric engines used on some Boeing 787 Dreamliners after it found that an icing problem can cause the engines to shut down mid-flight.</p>
  • Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline's 100,000th 787 Dreamliner Flight

    01/12/2016 12:55:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Netcomposits.Com ^ | 12 January 2015
    Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have celebrated ANA becoming the first airline to reach its 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner, during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, US. "The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our international fleet," said Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO, ANA. "Reaching the 100,000th revenue flight milestone with the 787 Dreamliner is a significant milestone for ANA. As the largest customer of the 787, we look to forward to introducing the entire family of Dreamliners into our fleet as we aim to celebrate another...
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner wows with near-vertical takeoff

    06/13/2015 4:57:40 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Amanda Kooser
    This article, Boeing 787 Dreamliner wows with near-vertical takeoff, originally appeared on CNET.com. Hold on to your stomach. Here goes the 787-9. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is no tiny flower. The plane holds 280 passengers, has a nearly 200-foot (about 60-meter) wingspan and is over 200 feet in length. It's smaller than a 747, but you still might expect it to be a lumbering creature, raising itself into the air in a gentle arc.
  • 787 Dreamliner has eyepopping rehearsal for Paris Air Show

    06/11/2015 6:40:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | June 11, 2015
    (CNN)—There's a famous quote: "If you did it, it ain't braggin'." Boeing did it -- in front of a camera. An eyepopping rehearsal video Boeing released Thursday shows off its newest version of the Dreamliner aircraft — the 787-9 — performing some impressive and beautiful banks and ascents.
  • Budget £149 London to New York flight starts

    07/03/2014 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:27PM BST 03 Jul 2014 | Natalie Paris
    Norwegian is running direct, low-cost routes on a new Dreamliner plane between Gatwick, New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale. As with other budget flights, seat reservations, checked-in luggage and food will cost extra. The carrier suggests the flights will help spark competition between airlines—Ryanair and easyJet have both previously talked about going transatlantic—and perhaps even start a price war, but the launch has not been without hitch. Norwegian encountered fierce opposition in America over the proposition, with several US airlines, unions and the Airline Pilots Organization (ALPA) teaming up to run a media campaign over the last few months,...
  • Boeing Scores $100B in Orders at Airshow, Inks New Supply Deal

    11/18/2013 8:28:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 18, 2013 | Jennifer Booten
    Shares of Boeing (BA) climbed into the green early Monday after the jet maker unveiled fresh orders for its upcoming 777x and struck a new supply deal with a major firm in the United Arab Emirates. The Chicago-based Dreamliner maker racked up roughly $100 billion in orders with Middle Eastern carriers on the first day of the 2013 Dubai Airshow. The 342 orders in the fast-growing market doubled those awarded to rival Airbus.
  • Boeing investigates new flaw with 787 Dreamliner

    08/16/2013 2:02:26 PM PDT · by SgtBilko · 14 replies
    San Antonio Business Journal ^ | Aug 16, 2013, 7:03am CDT | Mike W. Thomas
    Boeing Co. has suffered another setback with its 787 Dreamliner after the model’s biggest operator, ANA Holdings, says it discovered wiring defects in the fire-suppression system on three aircraft.
  • A Japan Airlines Boeing Dreamliner Just Made A U-Turn Mid-Flight

    07/18/2013 3:24:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2013
    A Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner flying from Boston to Tokyo turned around not long after taking off and has returned safely to Boston:
  • Investigators: Disable 787 Emerg Locator Beacon (FAA balks)

    07/18/2013 12:04:58 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 9 replies
    Komo News ^ | 7/18/13 | UK AAIB
    (snip, from the actual AAIB report at link below) Safety Recommendation 2013-016 It is recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration initiate action for making inert the Honeywell International RESCU406AFN fixed Emergency Locator Transmitter system in Boeing 787 aircraft until appropriate airworthiness actions can be completed. Safety Recommendation 2013-017 It is recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration, in association with other regulatory authorities, conduct a safety review of installations of Lithium-powered Emergency Locator Transmitter systems in other aircraft types and, where appropriate, initiate airworthiness action. (snip, from abcnews.go link above) The FAA didn't immediately say whether it will follow the recommendations....
  • No sign 787 fire caused by batteries: U.K. agency

    07/15/2013 5:24:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 14 July 2013 | Home
    The U.K. Accidents Investigation Branch said there was extensive heat damage in the upper portion of the rear fuselage of the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which caught fire while parked at Heathrow Airport in London. “However, it is clear that this heat damage is remote from the area in which the aircraft main and APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) batteries are located, and at this stage, there is no evidence of a direct causal relationship,” the agency said in a statement, adding that the initial investigation is likely to take several days. Ethiopian Airlines hasn’t grounded its three other 787 Dreamliners, the...
  • Heathrow fire: Ethiopia Dreamliner fleet to stay flying

    07/13/2013 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 July 2013 Last updated at 08:53 ET
    Smoke was detected from the aircraft after it had been parked at Heathrow for more than eight hoursContinue reading the main story Related Stories Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow Boeing shares fall after 787 fire Dreamliner flights resume after problems Ethiopian Airlines says it is to continue operating its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one caught fire at London's Heathrow airport on Friday.Investigators are trying to find the cause of the blaze, which took place months after the aircraft was grounded worldwide over a battery problem.Heathrow's runways were closed for 90 minutes on Friday, and some evening flights delayed...
  • Heathrow: Dreamliner Plane Catches Fire

    07/12/2013 6:49:29 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 13 2013 | reporter
    A fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner plane has forced both runways at Heathrow Airport to close. No injuries were reported and nobody was on board the aircraft, which was stationed at a remote parking stand. Ethiopian Airlines said it had been there for more than eight hours before smoke was detected, adding that "the cause of the incident is under investigation by all concerned." A spokesperson for Heathrow said the plane suffered an internal fire and that the airport's emergency services attended the scene. Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline to resume using the 787 after Boeing temporarily...
  • Dreamliner Flies, But Doubts Persist About Boeing's Batteries

    05/29/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    Now that Boeing has placed most of its 787s back into service, including those inUnited Airlines’ fleet, executives with both corporations are putting a happy face on the expensive hardship that was caused by the four-month grounding of the planes due to fire hazard risks. United reinstated the so-called Dreamliners on May 20, when United CEO Jeff Smisek and Boeing CEO Jim McNerney hopped a flight from Houston to Chicago to show the troubles with the plane’s lithium ion batteries were behind them. "I’ll tell you, Jim,” said Smisek, as recounted by the Associated Press, “it was a fairly expensive...
  • Boeing CEO says 787 grounding didn't have big financial impact

    04/29/2013 11:48:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2013 | Gregory Karp
    Just days after Boeing's 787 Dreamliner was officially cleared to fly by U.S. regulators, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said the plane's 100-day grounding did not and will not have a significant financial impact on the Chicago-based aircraft maker. McNerney, speaking after Chicago-based Boeing's annual meeting at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago on Monday, said some fixes are "big and huge and others are less financially impactful."
  • Boeing: Cause of Dreamliner Fires 'Almost Doesn't Matter'

    04/29/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 29, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    "Attention ladies and gentlemen, the Boeing 787Dreamliner will depart shortly – any potential fires caused by our lithium ion batteries will now be contained within the aircraft. Please line up at the gate for imminent boarding!” Are you ready? In case you missed it the Federal Aviation Administration, by publishing an Airworthiness Directive in the Federal Register last week, opened the door for the troubled “green” aircraft to return to service in the coming months. The document lays out the specifications required for Boeing to get the extremely costly project moving again, if the changes are implemented and FAA inspectors...
  • FAA clears Boeing 787 to return to flight

    04/19/2013 1:04:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 19, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday that it has formally approved Boeing’s design for modifications to the 787 Dreamliner battery system, clearing the way to end the plane’s three-month grounding. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the agency hasn’t changed the Dreamliner’s ETOPS (“extended operations”) certification, which means the 787 will have continued approval to fly up to three hours away from the nearest airport. Michael Huerta, head of the FAA, told a Senate hearing Tuesday that ETOPS approval was under review. The decision not to reduce the three-hour limit is crucial to the jet’s use for flying long routes...
  • Boeing planning $1 billion expansion in South Carolina by 2020

    04/09/2013 12:36:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 9, 2013 | AP
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Boeing is expanding in South Carolina and will invest another $1 billion, creating 2,000 new jobs during the next eight years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday. Company spokeswoman Candy Eslinger said the company, which operates a 787 assembly plant in North Charleston, will expand its operations. The first of the new 787s made in South Carolina rolled off the assembly line about a year ago.
  • Boeing making 787 test flight

    04/05/2013 1:31:32 PM PDT · by oxcart · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 05, 2013 | JOSHUA FREED
    Boeing said its flight of a 787 on Friday should wrap up the testing for its fix of the battery problems that have kept the plane grounded. Boeing called the flight "the final certification test for the new battery system." The next step will be for the Federal Aviation Administration to decide whether Boeing's battery fix is good enough for airlines to safely fly it again. Friday's flight took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. It returned one hour and 49 minutes later. The test was "to demonstrate that the new system performs as...