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Topic: 787 Dreamliner
Calling bullsh*t on Qantas long flight Wellbeing initiative

Calling bullsh*t on Qantas long flight Wellbeing initiative

Is it time to show Qantas some 'tough love' over its passenger Wellbeing project?

Qantas 787 premium Y seats anything but dreamy

Qantas 787 premium Y seats anything but dreamy

How could Qantas get key passenger needs so wrong on its new 787-9s?

United’s first 787s in more but confused detail

United’s first 787s in more but confused detail

  United has given more details about its ‘induction plan’ for the Boeing 787-8, with the first five of a 50 jet order being placed into service this northern autumn after it starts getting them in September, in advance of an international debut next March between Denver and Tokyo. For United’s Australian customers, it is […]

Airbus starts to push its plastic limits too

Airbus starts to push its plastic limits too

While the long overdue admission by Airbus of a substantial delay to the A350 mightn’t seem to matter in this part of the world, where orders for the high composite materials design of this twin-engined wide body medium sized airliner are nil, it does underline a major issue for airlines, passengers and safety regulators. Which […]

Is this Boeing’s best ever desktop image?

Is this Boeing’s best ever desktop image?

Just before Easter Boeing sent me an email of this great desktop image, and somehow it was lost in a torrent of messages. Then I thought it must have been a dream. The message was gone and I didn’t see the image  headlining across any of the web sites I monitor, so it couldn’t have […]

Optimism and doubts on the road to a 737 replacement

Optimism and doubts on the road to a 737 replacement

There are some encouraging insights into Boeing’s planning for an all-new airliner to replace its 737 family in the first two parts of a three part interview on Jon Ostrower’s Flightblogger site with Mike Bair, Boeing’s vice president Advanced 737 Product Development. And there is reason for caution too. In the first two articles the […]

Airbus and Boeing struggle with credibility again

Airbus and Boeing struggle with credibility again

There were a few good reasons why Plane Talking didn’t get swept up in yesterday’s cutting and pasting orgy with the Airbus press release claiming the world’s largest ever order by Indigo (of India)  in the form of 180 A320s, of which 150 will be for the NEO version shown above, using one of the […]

What exactly does Boeing mean in today’s 787 statement?

What exactly does Boeing mean in today’s 787 statement?

The wording of today’s announcement of the resumption of test flights by some Dreamliners suggests that a definitive statement on further delays to deliveries has itself been delayed. That is, the delay statement promised for late November and then delayed for a few weeks until late December is now delayed until sometime in January. EVERETT, […]

Some very hard 787 figures from Flightblogger

Some very hard 787 figures from Flightblogger

Flightblogger, Jon Ostrower, has published an analysis of how Boeing has discounted the 787 Dreamliner into a hole which many others have seen as being primarily dug by serious design and manufacturing short comings. One of the conclusions is that unless exceptional cost slashing takes place immediately Boeing will not make a profit on the […]

On the record, Boeing Australia on 787 delays

On the record, Boeing Australia on 787 delays

Boeing Australia has contradicted expectations of a 787 delay update by Christmas with a statement today in response to a query from Plane Talking. Our query: Multiple sources. A delay of 6-8 months for first NH jet with strong risk of additional delays beyond that estimate, worsening for deliveries that were originally scheduled to follow […]