Topic archives: Dreamliner

Dreamliner storm warning: JAL pulls Sydney 787 launch

Dreamliner storm warning: JAL pulls Sydney 787 launch

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 […]

Air NZ’s 787-9 plans put a squeeze on Qantas

Air NZ’s 787-9 plans put a squeeze on Qantas

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.

How might an A350 ascendancy affect Qantas, Virgin?

How might an A350 ascendancy affect Qantas, Virgin?

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?

Delayed Dreamliner strikes fear into Air-India passengers

Delayed Dreamliner strikes fear into Air-India passengers

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.

787 glitches hard to ignore as Jetstar D-day approaches

787 glitches hard to ignore as Jetstar D-day approaches

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)

If you missed the CSeries first flight there is a 787-9 debut soon

If you missed the CSeries first flight there is a 787-9 debut soon

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.

Jetstar drops Beijing, Osaka adds more Hawaii, Phuket

Jetstar drops Beijing, Osaka adds more Hawaii, Phuket

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.

And the winner is ….Sydney, in the 2013 Dreamliner games

And the winner is ….Sydney, in the 2013 Dreamliner games

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 […]

Larger model Dreamliner 787-9 rolls out in Everett

Larger model Dreamliner 787-9 rolls out in Everett

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.

Has Norwegian’s long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

Has Norwegian’s long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

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

Jetstar 787-8 painted breaks cover

Jetstar 787-8 painted breaks cover

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.

Air Canada joins trend to larger 787-9 version of Dreamliner

Air Canada joins trend to larger 787-9 version of Dreamliner

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.

Qatar Dreamliner 787 A7-BCB is back in the air

Qatar Dreamliner 787 A7-BCB is back in the air

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

Boeing rolls out THE most important 787 yet, the -9

Boeing rolls out THE most important 787 yet, the -9

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.

Dreamliner’s high humidity may pose electrical fire risks

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

US, Euro safety agencies about to move on 787 beacon

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.

Latest 787 fire may affect other types of jets!

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.

Dreamliner fire probe looks at emergency device near tail

Dreamliner fire probe looks at emergency device near tail

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.