Dreamliner

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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Dreamliner Debut for Gulf Air

Gulf Air has introduced its maiden Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into service.  The newly delivered jet, A9C-FA (c/n 39996) made its commercial debut on the Bahrain to Jeddah route on May 1, barely four days after its handover to the carrier.

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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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Gatwick Welcomes Back Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways will return to Gatwick on May 22 with the launch of a new double-daily service from Doha.  The oneworld carrier will use a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route, fitted with 22 seats in Business Class

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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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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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