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Dreamliner

Major Boeing and Airbus Orders from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a further 20 Airbus A350-900s as it looks to expedite the removal of older, four-engined types from its fleet. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between late 2022 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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Boeing Delivers First WestJet 787-9

Canadian carrier WestJet has accepted delivery of the first of ten Boeing 787-9s. The aircraft, C-GUDH (c/n 64974) represents the start of an ambitious new chapter for the airline, with major growth plans coupled with a more upmarket approach. The

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Dublin Secures New China Route

Hainan Airlines is launching its second service linking China with Ireland. From February 25, the Chinese carrier will connect Dublin with its Shenzhen hub. Flights will operate on Mondays and Friday and be operated by Hainan’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Outbound

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First Look at WestJet 787-9

WestJet has released the first images of its new Boeing 787-9. The example, C-GUDH (c/n 64974) is pictured straight out of the paint shop with a refreshed livery, representing the first of ten Dreamliners on order for the Calgary-based carrier.

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United Confirms 787-10 Debut

United Airlines has announced six cities that will be the first international destinations to welcome its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Services from the carrier’s New York/Newark hub to Frankfurt, Paris/Charles de Gaulle and Dublin are among those featuring the 787-10

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Air Tahiti Nui Dreamliner Debut

Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air Tahiti Nui. The aircraft, F-OMUA (c/n 39297), was acquired from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) on October 8 and is the first Boeing jet in the carrier’s fleet. It will be used

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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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Shanghai’s First Dreamliner

Shanghai Airlines has taken on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The jet, B-1111 (c/n 63706), is the 100th aircraft the China Eastern Airlines subsidiary has received from the US manufacturer and aptly carries a large ‘100’ symbol on its fuselage.

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El Al Goes Retro

Israeli flag carrier El Al has taken delivery of a retro-liveried Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations.  The aircraft, which wears the airline’s 1970s-vintage colour scheme, arrived in Tel Aviv on August 14 to a ceremony

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