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United to move to all 787-9s on Australia routes in 2016

  Routes Online has tweeted but not yet posted that United Airlines will operate the 787-9 Dreamliner on all of its Australian services during the northern hemisphere spring and summer seasons.

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British Airways admits its 787s are too tight

  Runway Girl Network has become the go-to site for cabin developments free of marketing spin, and has drawn attention to an admission by British Airways that the economy seats in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are too tight.

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That tail fire in an Ethiopian 787 was more serious than thought

The aviation world quickly lost interest in a tail fire in a parked Ethiopian Airlines 787 at London Heathrow in 2013 when it was found to have been caused by a pinched wire in an emergency locator transmitter and not its then controversial underfloor lithium ion batteries . However this last week’s release of the [...]

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How the Qantas 787s could transform Perth, Adelaide services

The passing reference by Qantas group CEO Alan Joyce to the possibility of making Perth the Australian anchor for non-stop flights to London may not have touched on its real potential for transforming Western Australian links to the rest of the world.

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Qantas makes $975m profit, orders 8 Dreamliners

Qantas has beaten the many of the optimistic forecasts for its full year to 30 June profitability with an underlying profit before tax of $975 million and a statutory PBT of $789 million and will make a capital return to shareholders equivalent to 23 cents per share.

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Boeing’s galvanic response to 787 costs is an eyebrow raiser

For an airliner that touted the advantages of carbon composites over aluminium alloys, Boeing’s latest cost cutting move to put that metal into its Dreamliner 787s may seem contradictory.

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All Nippon returns to Australia, adds to 787 seats battle

  Australian Business Traveller has called the return of All Nippon Airways (ANA) to Australia from October, and it looks set to add to competitive pressures on Qantas to make sure its 787-9s are as generous in seat pitch and width as its full service competitors on the Japan routes.

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Air Canada joins rush to fly 787s here before Qantas gets any

While on its record Air Canada will not be as generous with economy seat spacing as Qantas it isn’t waiting around for the Australian carrier to bring the 787s it hasn’t yet officially ordered to the Vancouver route.

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Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner lands forever at Nagoya

As the first Dreamliner to appear, and eventually fly, 787 ZA001 is now a beautiful part of the history of flight, at Nagoya’s Centrair International Airport.

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Never mind who really bought what at Paris, here’s the video winner

Boeing has followed up its stunning 787-9 pre-Paris  flying display video with a new YouTube Choose Your View sequel where viewers can switch between air to air, inside cockpit and view from inside looking out perspectives using constantly updating channels.

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Boeing posts a stunning curtain raiser to Paris Air Show

Got a few spare minutes?  Go here to see a superb YouTube of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner rehearsing all the right moves for next week’s Paris Air Show.

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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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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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Dreamliner goes to new length with United’s 787-9 MEL debut

The arrival this morning of the inaugural United Airlines 787-9 service to Melbourne from Los Angeles sets a new distance record for Boeing’s Dreamliners.

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Dreamliner exposé says issues persist with 787 design, quality

At a time when airline confidence in the 787 Dreamliners is rising and problems with in-service reliability appear to be falling, a year long investigation by Al Jazeera raises matters that may concern travellers and carriers alike.

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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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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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