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Has the Dreamliner been ruined by some airlines that fly it?

There is, at the very least, a note of caution for Qantas in one of those listicles in which a web site has provided 10 illustrated reasons for avoiding flying in economy on Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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FAA, Boeing, take steps to stop Dreamliners turning into gliders

In a you-just-can’t-be-too-careful story America’s FAA has formalised Boeing’s advice to 787 users to power them down at regular intervals to prevent them, well, falling out of the air!

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Japan to Boeing: Redesign your Dreamliner batteries

Japan’s aviation regulator tells Boeing to redesign its lithium-ion battery fix in the Dreamliners, if only for appearances sake

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Airbus about to deliver first A350, the largest all new jet design for some time

The A350 is an amazingly quiet giant of a twin-engined jet, whether you are inside or outside of it, and tomorrow Monday here in Toulouse the first production airliner of this type will be delivered to Qatar Airways.

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Scoot to start Melbourne-Singapore 787s next November

Singapore Airlines’ owned Scoot will start flying between Singapore and Melbourne five times a week from 1 November next year.

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Boeing, FAA deficiencies led to 787 fires, NTSB finds

Inadequate design work by Boeing, shoddy standards by Japanese battery maker Yuasa Corp, and the corporate capture of the FAA  in its failure to properly certify a critical part of the Dreamliner 787,  this NTSB investigation has it all.

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Japan Airlines puts some of the ‘dream’ back into 787s

Given the overall trend to destroy the amenity of air travel by airlines intent on crushing the life out of our limbs with ever tighter seating, small reversals of form merit praise.

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Airbus A330 NEOs fly high in sky full of rumours

So what’s left to announce at next week’s Farnborough Air Show

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How about flying on one engine for 330 minutes?

How would you like to be on a large twin engined jet somewhere over Antarctica, many hours from any emergency landing strip, when one engine failed?

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Dreamliner battery issues fitfully awake in NTSB letter

The US safety investigator, the NTSB has again taken issue with America’s aviation regulator, the FAA, over its botched oversight of the certification of the Boeing 787′s use of heavy duty lithium ion batteries in accepting them as safe on the advice of the manufacturer.

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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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