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787 Dreamliner

Gulf Air Goes Retro for 70th Anniversary

The next Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for Gulf Air, A9C-FG (c/n 39986), has been painted in a retro livery similar to that worn by the carrier’s Vickers VC10s, Lockheed L-1011 TriStars and Boeing 767s. Adorning the twin-aisle jet’s rear fuselage are

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Korean Air Quadruples Dreamliner Fleet

Korean Air has firmed up an order for 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners – comprising ten each of the 787-9 and 787-10 models. The carrier will also accept a further ten examples of the largest variant on lease from Air Lease

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Air New Zealand Selects 787-10

Pacific carrier Air New Zealand (ANZ) is to bolster its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet after signing a letter of intent to purchase eight 787-10s, plus options for a further 12 examples. The firm commitment is valued at $2.7bn at current

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Revealed: Virgin Atlantic’s First South American Destination

British carrier Virgin Atlantic has today (March 20) announced its first foray into the South American market. From 2020, the airline is set to fly daily between Heathrow and São Paulo/Guarulhos in Brazil. The company will use its Boeing 787-9s for

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Trent Trouble Continues for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has received more bad news regarding the Trent 1000 engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family. In a new airworthiness directive (AD) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration on January 18 new restrictions are being placed on an

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United Boosts Commitment to Dreamliner

United Airlines and Boeing have announced the carrier is further expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet. The new order for nine 787-9 examples is valued at US$2.53bn at list prices and is in addition the four announced in July. The Chicago-based

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Farnborough Report – Day 1

The 2018 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow got off to a scorching start both literally and metaphorically as aerospace manufacturers from around the globe went to battle under the sun-drenched Hampshire airfield. As temperatures soared, so too did the

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Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Problems Continue

Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has increased the frequency of inspections on the troubled Trent 1000s that power some Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Ongoing inspections and testing on the 380 engines affected has led to the company’s decision regarding the durability of the

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Trent 1000 TEN Certified

UK COMMERCIAL engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has received full flight certification for its Trent 1000 TEN (thrust, efficiency and new technology) engine from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  This latest version of the Trent 1000 is being offered to power

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LOT to Offer Transatlantic Services from Budapest

Polish flag carrier LOT will launch long-haul operations from Budapest next May with year-round connections to New York and Chicago. LOT will fly to New York four times a week with services to Chicago operating twice a week.  As a

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