April 5, 2021| 52 0

Which airlines fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner became a hit amongst airlines when the manufacturer launched the program in April 2004. The wide-body aircraft, announced with ground-breaking technology at the time, has become Boeing’s second-most popular twin-aisle aircraft program in terms of gross orders. The 787 only lags behind the Boeing 777. It also had its fair s …

March 20, 2021| 27 0

These Were Boeing’s Most Popular Jets

Since the introduction of the 707 in 1958, Boeing has produced over 25,000 jet aircraft. Alongside changing competition from other manufacturers, Boeing has introduced a number of families of aircraft, most with several variants. This article takes a look at the most popular of these, based on total aircraft sales. Boeing 737: 16,703 aircraft ordere …

March 4, 2021| 26 0

Lufthansa To Launch New Business Class On 787s Or A350s

With the delays to the 777X first deliveries now confirmed by Boeing, the Lufthansa Group has been reassessing which aircraft will debut its brand new business class product. Within today’s financial results, the airline stated that the new premium cabin will arrive in 2022, a full year ahead of the earliest date for the 777-9’s arrival. The questi …

February 26, 2021| 76 0

Why Do Boeing 787 Wings Curve So Much At Take Off?

If you look at the Boeing 787s wings on takeoff or during flight, you will often see them flex upwards. This is much more noticeable than on other aircraft, but it’s nothing to worry about. It is part of the design and is one way the aircraft operates more efficiently. This article explores more. Carbon fibre construction One of the main differences …

February 13, 2021| 63 0

Norwegian Sends Boeing 787 To California As It Ends Long-Haul Flights

Last month, Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian announced that it would be ceasing its long-haul operations. These had previously represented a reasonably-priced alternative for European passengers on certain intercontinental routes. However, amid restructuring, it is returning to a short-haul focus, and thus needs to return its long-haul aircr …

February 9, 2021| 29 0

Thai Airways To Lay Off 395 Employees In Restructuring Plan

Embattled Bangkok-based carrier Thai Airways is to lay off 395 pilots as part of its restructuring and rehabilitation plan. It follows Thai Airways Acting President Chansin Treenuchagron last month saying the airline’s reorganization was on track and progressing well. This round of retrenchment means Thai Airways will now employ less than 1,000 pil …

February 8, 2021| 33 0

Which Airlines Fly The Largest Boeing 787-8 Fleets?

The Boeing 787 is a revolutionary widebody aircraft, offering exceptional efficiency and passenger comfort. The smallest variant of the aircraft, the 787-8, was the first one built and known as the original Dreamliner. So which airline operates the largest fleet of the smallest 787? ANA The launch operator of the Boeing 787 program, Japan’s ANA is th …

February 4, 2021| 38 0

10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners Have Been Part Of Qantas’ Repatriation

Except for its A380 fleet, Qantas has been quietly bringing many of its planes back into service. That includes many of its Boeing 787 and Airbus A330s that mostly get used on international services. With Qantas stepping up its repatriation flights, the airline’s distinctive red tail is beginning to re-appear again at airports worldwide. All but one …

February 3, 2021| 40 0

Why Do Airbus’ Latest Aircraft Wear A ‘Mask’ Around The Windscreen?

One of the most distinctive aspects of the new Airbus aircraft is the black ‘mask’ or visor around the windshield. Starting from the A350, new models like the A330neo and A321LR and beyond will all feature this. Here’s why Airbus aircraft have this unique design. Not just aesthetic While the windshield mask certainly looks striking and unique, the re …

January 24, 2021| 27 0

Happy Anniversary: Six Years Of American Airlines’ Boeing 787s

One aircraft that helped usher the world into a new realm of ultra-long-haul flying was the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft, which boasts a massive improvement in fuel burn and carbon emissions compared to the older generation of aircraft it replaced and complemented, has helped American Airlines grow its international long-haul route network. …

January 24, 2021| 39 0

Air Canada Will Launch Boeing 787 Flights To Cairo

Air Canada is hoping to launch a seasonal flight between Montreal and Cairo this June and is waiting for the necessary approvals. The new service will commence on June 17th and run three times per week. Operated by a Boeing 787-8, this news marks the second new destination to the Middle East North Africa region in a matter of months. Service details …

January 19, 2021| 27 0

Etihad Airways Increases Carbon Offset Scheme

Just months after revealing that it would offset the CO2 emissions of a Boeing 787 for the whole of 2021, UAE carrier Etihad has announced that it is expanding the scope of its carbon offset scheme. The extended scheme will see Etihad additionally partner with Shell for nature-based carbon offsets. While the central current theme in aviation is abou …

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