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Polish Centenary

LOT Polish Airlines has unveiled a special livery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nation’s independence. Fresh from Boeing’s Everett paint shop the airline’s latest 787-9, SP-LSC (c/n 39293), carries a striking red and white representation of the Polish

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Virgin Adds More Flights at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic is growing its presence at Heathrow with the addition of three new services next spring. The UK-based carrier will move its Las Vegas flight from Gatwick to Heathrow and introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route.  Virgin

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More 787s for Qantas

Australian flag carrier Qantas has placed a firm order for six additional Boeing 787-9s for its international network operations. This latest deal will bring the airline’s Dreamliner fleet to 14 by the end of 2020.  The arrival of these new

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American opts for Boeing over Airbus

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 Airbus A350s, instead placing an order for 47 additional Boeing 787s, valued at $12bn.  The new Dreamliners, 22 -8s and 25 -9s powered by General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines, are scheduled to begin

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Qantas Connects Australia-UK Non-stop

Qantas launched the first ever non-stop flight from Australia to the UK on March 24.  Flight QF9 departed Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday evening, touching down in London at 5am on Sunday morning, covering the 9,000+ miles (15,000km+) in just

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First 787-10 Delivered

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the first Boeing 787-10, the largest member of the Dreamliner family.  The aircraft, 9V-SCA (c/n 60253), was handed over at a ceremony on March 25 at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina facility where

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Turkish Places Widebody Orders

Turkish Airlines has signed for up to 60 widebody aircraft, placing orders with both Boeing and Airbus.  The Istanbul-based carrier has signed firm deals for 25 airframes plus five options, for both the 787-9 Dreamliner and the A350-900. The carrier

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Hawaiian Dreaming

Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) for the purchase of ten General Electric GEnx powered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The initial deal, which is valued at $2.82bn, also includes purchase rights for an additional ten aircraft.

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Qantas Unveils Dream Livery

Australian flag carrier Qantas has unveiled a special scheme honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its fourth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, VH-ZND (c/n 63390). The stunning design is based on the 1991 painting Yam Dreaming, created by late Northern

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Thanks on a ’plane

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a special livery dedicated to its 9,000 employees.  Airbus A340-642 G-VNAP (c/n 622) has been returned to service after a spell in storage to enable the airline to meet capacity demands while some of its Boeing

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