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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Saudia Accepts Largest Dreamliner Variant

Boeing has delivered an initial 787-10 to Saudi Arabian Airlines, making the Middle Eastern carrier the eighth operator of the largest Dreamliner variant. The airline has been a 787 user since January 2016 and currently flies 13 examples of the

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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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Quieter Gatwick in 2018

Improved operational procedures have reduced the size of Gatwick Airport’s noise footprint by 7% in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to the annual noise exposure contour analysis carried out by the civil Aviation Authority. The airport says this

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Etihad Goes All Dreamliner to China

Etihad Airways is to use Boeing 787 Dreamliners on all its flights to China from July 1 following the upgrade of its Abu Dhabi to Chengdu route. The service will be flown by 787-9s configured with 28 Business Studios and

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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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New Additions for Virgin

Virgin Atlantic has welcomed the first of four Airbus A330-200s into its fleet.  The carrier currently operates ten of the longer A330-300s but is adding the 287-seat jets on a 12-month lease to provide cover for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners,

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Turkish Opts for Dreamliners

Turkish Airlines has taken “a significant step forward in enhancing our passengers’ flight experience” after placing a commitment for up to 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.  The agreement, valued at $10.8 billion at Boeing list prices, was signed in New York

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New Look for Air Canada

Air Canada has introduced a black and white themed livery, reminiscent of the one its jets wore in the 1990s, as part of its latest rebrand.  The Star Alliance carrier held three simultaneous events on February 9, in Toronto, Montreal

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Delta Cancels Dreamliner Order

Georgia-based Delta Air Lines has cancelled its order for 18 787 Dreamliners after reaching an agreement with Boeing.  The SkyTeam carrier inherited the deal in 2008 as part of its merger with Northwest Airlines. “Delta is one of the world’s

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Green Light for Norwegian

Norwegian Air International’s (NAI’s) foreign air carrier permit has finally been approved by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), paving the way for the carrier to begin transatlantic services between Ireland and the US. Ireland-based NAI had originally applied for

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