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Bigger jets looking better in India, Indonesia

Bigger jets looking better in India, Indonesia

In separate developments, India is allowing A380 services¬† and Indonesia’s Lion Air is tendering for larger capacity airliners than the 787s it had on order, citing growth and airport congestion issues at Jakarta.

Dreamliner 787 ‘permanent fix’ test flights approved

Dreamliner 787 ‘permanent fix’ test flights approved

This morning’s announcement that the FAA has approved a package of tests proposed by Boeing to certify its ‘permanent fix’ to the battery failure problems that grounded the Dreamliner 787s in January doesn’t say when two already approved test flights will take place, nor whether the the jet’s ETOPS approval will be affected.

<em>Emirates</em>: Adding 3xA380s 2x777s this month <em>Qatar</em> : 787s from Feb

Emirates: Adding 3xA380s 2x777s this month Qatar : 787s from Feb

Emirates and Qatar issue more bragging rights PR, but they do have some points to score

Urgent engines checks for GE powered 787s and 748s

Urgent engines checks for GE powered 787s and 748s

The National Transportation Safety Board in the US has issued an urgent alert concerning the failures of a component in the GEnx engines mounted on some Dreamliner 787s and all 747-8 jets. Although Qantas has chosen this engine to power the 787-8s it has on firm order for Jetstar, they are not due for delivery […]

Airbus A330 with sharklets and new alloys stalks 787, but its not all bad news for Boeing

Airbus A330 with sharklets and new alloys stalks 787, but its not all bad news for Boeing

Seen in the wide view that comes with distance, the most interesting thing said at the Airbus 2012 New Year press conference in Hamburg was a reference by chief operating officer John Leahy to an investigation of the use of ‘sharklet’ wing tips on its mid-sized A330 wide body designs. Keep in mind that Leahy, […]

Neither the 737 MAX nor A350 add up at present

Neither the 737 MAX nor A350 add up at present

There is ample reason to believe the two new airliner programs,¬† the Airbus A350, and the Boeing 737 MAX,¬† are under severe pressure to reconcile marketing hype with engineering reality. For those who have been on Pluto, the former is a slightly scaled up mid sized wide body replacement for the existing Airbus A330 line […]

Boeing statement makes it clear Qantas has been wrong about the 787-9 deliveries for 10 months

Boeing statement makes it clear Qantas has been wrong about the 787-9 deliveries for 10 months

The previous report concerning the time warp at Qantas over its 787-9 deliveries for Jetstar, claimed to have been scheduled for July 2013 has caused a stir in Air New Zealand. So much so that it is apparently the reason for this statement a short while ago from Boeing. It says: “As Boeing 787-9 launch […]

Stalking Boeing-show us the full 787 stall video

Stalking Boeing-show us the full 787 stall video

Is there anything worse that a brilliant script killed by a crappy movie and a sound track for 12 year olds? Mike Carriker, the chief test pilot for the 787 Dreamliner knows how to explain the complexities and challenges of flights that qualify new airliners to the broader public. He speaks simply, clearly and with […]

Testing times begin for the 787 dreams

Testing times begin for the 787 dreams

Weather permitting the Dreamliner protoype ZA001 takes off around 27 months late at 5 am eastern Australian time tomorrow and live coverage can be streamed from the link on this banner at the NewAirplane site. Among the best illustrated guides to the flight testing and certification program is this feature by Dominic Gates on The […]

As lift-off approaches Boeing also lifts 787 weights

As lift-off approaches Boeing also lifts 787 weights

Jon Ostrower’s report on heavier specifications for the 787 Dreamliners clarifies some of the uncertainties about the capabilities Boeing will be selling for its ultra light-weight high composite medium sized jets. There is nothing surprising in manufacturers increasing the weight of new airliners to ensure they meet original specifications, although for some time now there […]