November 24, 2013 6
Updated Japan Airlines has responded to a Boeing warning not to fly its GEnx engined 787-8 Dreamliner within 90 kilometres of thunderstorms by postponing the 2 December inauguration of the jet on its Tokyo (Narita) to Sydney services until a problem with icing affecting those engines is resolved. Jetstar which also uses these GE engines […]
November 8, 2013 15
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.
October 7, 2013 1
Amid the torrent of commentary about the consequences of Japan Airlines ordering Airbus A350XWBs there is for the Australian industry the unanswered, perhaps unanswerable question as to how it might affect Qantas and Virgin Australia?
October 7, 2013 3
Jetstar will need to avoid the sort of fear-factor incident which affected a recent delayed Air-India 787 Dreamliner flight in Paris.
September 29, 2013 9
If early reports about the Jetstar 787 focus exclusively on how uncomfortable it is inside then this will actually be good news, since all the stories from abroad are about breakdowns, cancellations and airlines demanding their money back (or something like that)
September 17, 2013 4
If you slept through the Canadian jet's launch flight, there is another spectacle coming up at a more time zone friendly interval as soon as tomorrow when the second Dreamliner model the 787-9 takes off.
September 5, 2013 1
Jetstar’s big foray into Singapore-Beijing and Singapore-Osaka wide body flights is over, but it is launching or expanding them between Melbourne and Phuket and Honolulu.
August 30, 2013 10
No-one could have imagined, not in 2005, when Qantas ordered up to 115 of them, or 2008, when airlines were supposed to start getting them, on even early in 2013, when Perth looked like getting the first scheduled Dreamliner services in Australia, that it would be today that the race was won, in Sydney, by […]
August 25, 2013 6
Well, it has been photographed on a roll a few times before now, but not outdoors, which is where the first Boeing 787-9 derivative is now exposed to what has been a very unseasonally dry, warm and sunny summer so far as the Pacific Northwest is concerned.
August 10, 2013
There is word that the fast growing low cost carrier, Norwegian Air Shuttle, wants to cut costs by setting up long haul 787 operations based in Ireland. How this might annoy or adversely affect the trans Atlantic ambitions of Ryanair, also headquartered in Ireland, is an unanswered question for industry watchers
August 10, 2013 4
Flickr user moonm has posted images of the first Jetstar 787-8 Dreamliner fully painted and in daylight outside the Everett assembly line.
August 9, 2013 1
Air Canada is now dividing its order for Boeing Dreamliners between the larger about to fly -9 version as well as the original -8 of which 73 had by today been delivered to airlines.
July 31, 2013 6
After the mysterious ‘bursting into smoke” alleged incident at Doha Airport on 21 July, Qatar Airways Dreamliner 787-8 registration A7-BCB is back in the air nearing the completion of a flight to Frankfurt, as shown by Flightaware
July 28, 2013 6
Without ceremony, but not without spectacle, Boeing has wheeled out the first Dreamliner 787-9 in its house livery ready for the start of its certification flights.
July 20, 2013 12
More than five months ago Plane Talking acting on very good information, posed the question as to whether sweaty passengers were a factor in electrical and battery failures in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners. Now suspicion is firmly and officially focused on just such a possibility
July 20, 2013 2
There are numerous reports and signs that the FAA in the US and EASA in Europe are about to mandate the deactivation or removal of the emergency locator transmitter or ELT device from Boeing Dreamliners pending further investigations into the 12 July fire in a parked Ethiopian Airways 787 at London Heathrow.
July 19, 2013 12
There would be some puzzled and concerned people with safety responsibilities in airlines and regulators world wide today following the latest developments in the investigation into the recent fire in an Ethiopian Airlines 787 parked at London’s Heathrow airport.
July 16, 2013 25
Particular attention is being paid to the contribution a battery powered ELT or emergency location transmitter may have made to Ethiopian Airlines 787 fire at London’s Heathrow Airport.