Ben SandilandsJan 1, 201613 Comments
Updated There are reports abroad, of which
Ben SandilandsJul 10, 20157 Comments
Australian Business Traveller has called the return of All Nipp
Ben SandilandsApr 21, 201315 Comments
Updated with Japan Transport Ministry statement on delayed return to service All Nippon Airways, the Boeing 787 launch customer, is refusing to restart passenger flights unt
Ben SandilandsFeb 6, 20137 Comments
The semantic and technical differences between a fire and the smoking remains of lithium-ion battery located directly under a 787 cockpit are probably going to be lost on air travellers after the release of a disturbing image in Japan.
Ben SandilandsFeb 4, 20135 Comments
American Airlines puts its first 777-300ER into service, but unfortunately, not between Dallas-Fort Worth and Sydney.
Ben SandilandsFeb 1, 20137 Comments
The unofficially reported Boeing fix depends on how soon the NTSB will make a definitive finding as to the causes of the incidents, and whether the FAA approves it, and under what conditions, and as to how it will be certified as safe by the agency.
Ben SandilandsJan 16, 20139 Comments
ANA knows more than any other airline about Boeing's Dreamliner 787s since it was first to fly them more than a year ago. This morning it grounded them for urgent inspections following a serious inflight emergency over Japan and other airlines are following suit.
Ben SandilandsJul 23, 20127 Comments
(Updated with ANA explanation) A series of piecemeal reports and statements in the media in Japan say that the launch customer for the Dreamliner, ANA, has grounded five out
Ben SandilandsFeb 17, 20126 Comments
How good is the Boeing 787 as a passenger experience? It is early days, but since there is no basis in physics for the experience of passengers in one Dreamliner jet to be different
Ben SandilandsJan 17, 20123 Comments
Hawaiian Airlines and All Nippon Airways have become even better 'friends'. They have extended their trans north Pacific code share to include code sharing on their respective dome
Ben SandilandsJan 15, 201220 Comments
It is one thing for the media to witlessly parrot Boeing press releases about the super light weight benefits of 787 Dreamliner, which is incredibly late, heavy and disappointing in its
Ben SandilandsNov 8, 2011
There are always glitches when a new type of airliner enters service, and All Nippon's long delayed phasing in of the world's first Boeing 787-8s to enter service has just experienced a
Ben SandilandsSep 27, 20116 Comments
Ceremonies over, the first Dreamliner to actually get delivered to an airline is about to leave Everett 40 months late and so heavy it is useless for long range flights. Instead the
Ben SandilandsAug 8, 20116 Comments
Note this is an old story, one which anticipated the first delivery of the 787-8 in May 2008. But we understand that this special feature is still there, as a much more focused amen
Ben SandilandsJul 11, 2011
If the news in Australia was less intense more attention would have been accorded the service ready validation tests a Boeing 787-8 (ZA002) is flying for All Nippon Airways on its d
Ben SandilandsNov 14, 2009
All Nippon has revealed its new premium and economy cabins and given the quality end of the air travel spe