Thursday , 29 October 2020

Tag Archives: Dreamliner

First flight of Boeing 787 Dreamliner delayed

Boeing has just announced a bombshell; that the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner will be postponed due to a need to reinforce an area within the side-of-body section of the aircraft. The delay appears to be quite long. Boeing announced First flight and first delivery will be rescheduled following the final determination of the required modification and testing plan. …

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Jet Airways and Air India may defer Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries

As the annual meeting of the airline body International Air Transport Association (IATA) commenced in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the news for Boeing India chief Dinesh Keskar is not good. Both Jet Airways and Air India, his two major customers in India, are considering deferring the deliveries of their Boeing 787 Dreamliner orders. Jet Airway’s chairman and founder, Naresh Goyal, …

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Video: Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner rolls out to the flight line

Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner ZA001 N787BA rolled out on to the flight line at Everett yesterday and Liz Matzelle captured it on video. Hope you enjoy the video. Do visit Liz’s Vimeo page. There are other great Boeing related videos. Thanks Liz. Two other blogs I recommend visiting are Randy’s Journal and FlightBlogger. Randy Tinseth who is vice president marketing …

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Sixth Boeing 787 Dreamliner for flight test enters final assembly

The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner designated for flight test is now undergoing final assembly in Everett, Wash. The airplane, designated ZA006, will be powered with General Electric GEnx engines. Boeing photo Progress continues on the fleet. The first flight test airplane, ZA001, is getting its paint touched up this week before finishing factory testing. Power was brought onto …

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US FAA to loosen policy to help Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The role of the US Federal Aviation Administration in that it is both the promoter and protector of aviation in the United States, has always produced contradictory situations. Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times is reporting that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner cannot meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s current stringent standards for preventing sparks inside the fuel tank during a lightning …

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All Nippon Airways slashes capacity, gears-up for 2010 ‘big-bang’

All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, is planning strategies similar to their world-wide airline counterparts in these times of global recession. Suspending operations, reducing flights and switching to smaller aircraft, essentially slashing capacity to keep passenger load factors high, in an effort to keep the business going this year. India is one of the more badly affected countries by ANA’s …

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787 production resumes with Dreamliner Five ZA005 loaded in to position

Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliners resumed yesterday with the join of the fifth airplane designated for flight test. This airplane, designated ZA005, is the first to be powered with General Electric GEnx engines. The major assemblies were loaded in final body join over the past several days. The fuselage and wing joins occur simultaneously. Five of the six airplanes designated …

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