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Is this the end for comfort in A380s, and other ‘roomy’ all new jets?

Like Boeing with the 787, Airbus has made heroic efforts to sell its A380s and now the A350s with new standards of passenger space and amenity. But it’s all over isn’t it?

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Boeing, FAA decide 787 is safe, but could be better built

Students of clarity in language and message management might find interesing the joint FAA, Boeing study into how well the FAA and Boeing managed to identify and correct issues that emerged before and after the the certification of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which they variously certified and designed and made.

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Air-India Melbourne-Delhi 787 has serious systems failure

  Aviation Herald is reporting a serious cockpit systems failure aboard yesterday’s Melbourne to Delhi flight by an Air-India 787-8 Dreamliner.

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Jetstar adds new Thai 787 route, Thai to fly 787s to Perth

In strategic terms, Jetstar and Thai International are having a Dreamliner exchange.

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JAL 787 battery fault puts fire box to test: It passed

A recent lithium-ion battery fault in a Japan Airlines 787 has put the fire box  fitted to all Dreamliners after last year’s world wide grounding to the test, and it worked.

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Dreamliner storm warning: JAL pulls Sydney 787 launch

Updated Japan Airlines has responded to a Boeing warning not to fly its GEnx engined 787-8 Dreamliner within 90 kilometres of thunderstorms by postponing the 2 December inauguration of the jet on its Tokyo (Narita) to Sydney services until a problem with icing affecting those engines is resolved. Jetstar which also uses these GE engines [...]

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Virgin Australia puts new wide-body choice on hold

The airliner buying orgy at the Dubai Air Show on Sunday has not moved Virgin Australia closer to making a decision on its wide-body fleet replacement needs from 2017-18 onwards.

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Jetstar’s 787s. Four weeks for domestic preview flights

There will be a four week opportunity for domestic preview flights on Jetstar’s new fleet of Boeing 787-8s, starting with flights between Melbourne and the Gold Coast on 13 November.

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How might an A350 ascendancy affect Qantas, Virgin?

Amid the torrent of commentary about the consequences of Japan Airlines ordering Airbus A350XWBs  there is for the Australian industry the unanswered, perhaps unanswerable question as to how it might affect Qantas and Virgin Australia?

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Delayed Dreamliner strikes fear into Air-India passengers

Jetstar will need to avoid the sort of fear-factor incident which affected a recent delayed Air-India 787 Dreamliner flight in Paris.

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787 glitches hard to ignore as Jetstar D-day approaches

If early reports about the Jetstar 787 focus exclusively on how uncomfortable it is inside then this will actually be good news, since all the stories from abroad are about breakdowns, cancellations and airlines demanding their money back (or something like that)

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Jetstar drops Beijing, Osaka adds more Hawaii, Phuket

Jetstar’s big foray into Singapore-Beijing and Singapore-Osaka wide body flights is over, but it is launching or expanding them between Melbourne and Phuket and Honolulu.

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And the winner is ….Sydney, in the 2013 Dreamliner games

No-one could have imagined, not in 2005, when Qantas ordered up to 115 of them, or 2008, when airlines were supposed to start getting them, on even early in 2013, when Perth looked like getting the first scheduled Dreamliner services in Australia,  that it would be today that the race was won, in Sydney, by [...]

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Has Norwegian’s long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

There is word that the fast growing low cost carrier, Norwegian Air Shuttle, wants to cut costs by setting up long haul 787 operations based in Ireland. How this might annoy or adversely affect the trans Atlantic ambitions of Ryanair, also headquartered in Ireland, is an unanswered question for industry watchers

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Jetstar 787-8 painted breaks cover

Flickr user moonm has posted images of the first Jetstar 787-8 Dreamliner fully painted and in daylight outside the Everett assembly line.

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