Not much that has happened at the Paris Air Show is directly relevant to the Australian market, but Indonesia flag carrier Garuda is the exception.
Air New Zealand’s planning for the rapid and effective deployment of a fleet of ten 787-9s is what will really be on display at next week’s Farnborough Air Show in the UK.
It’s not just passengers who will feel the squeeze in economy when Air NZ inaugurates the world’s first service with the Boeing 787-9 variant in less than a year on the Auckland-Perth route.
The lean green flying machines are lining up for first flights this year. But will the bean counters make them pain machines too?
It’s been a long time coming, but the first really large part of the Dreamliner 787-9 variant, a forward fuselage section, has arrived at the final assembly plant in Everett north of Seattle.
While Alan Joyce didn’t actually say much that was ‘firm’ about route developments at the launch of the Qantas-Emirates partnership today, he certainly said enough to make observers and competitors consider what he said very carefully.
It seems that Boeing watchers are getting restive in America as today's restorative 787 test flight is postponed, and it brings up a matter that is of critical importance to the Qantas options for 35 of the next model Dreamliner, the stretched 787-9.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said something interesting about what happens on the Dubai routes to Europe after 2016 on the ABC TV Inside Business program this morning. The Boeing 787-9s would, he said, fly to Dubai and beyond into continental Europe. But that actually depends on a number of things. 1. Qantas has to exercise […]
The comments made by Air New Zealand’s chief financial officer, Rob McDonald, in Sydney this week concerning ‘painful’ delays to its launch order for the Boeing 787-9 are regarded as the smoke rising from an issue that is about to ignite in the view of some observers in the US. The ‘flash point’ may be […]
It may seem mere detail to some, but a reference to a redesigned landing gear bay by Boeing when it announced the final basic configuration overnight for the 787-9 is significant. Some observers are seeing it is a clear hint that an even larger Dreamliner, a -10, is back in Boeing’s thinking, while others think […]