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First QANTAS 787-9 commercial flight set for 01 November 2017

Oct 31, 2017 No Comments by

QANTAS has brought forward its first commercial Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight. Passengers on the QF481 Melbourne to Perth on 01 November 2017, will be in for a nice treat when their aircraft will the Dreamliner instead of the normally scheduled Airbus A330 aircraft.  The aircraft will overnight in Perth before returning to Melbourne as QF762 […]

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Alaska Airlines will offer flights from Boeing’s iconic Paine Field

May 18, 2017 No Comments by

Alaska Airlines will launch regular scheduled flights late 2018 from Everett’s Paine Field in Washington State. Apart from giving residents another alternative to using Seattle’s Sea-Tac (Seattle-Tacoma) International Airport, this is great news for aviation geeks as it is Boeing’s main production factory for aircraft such as the 747 and 777. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad […]

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787 declared a 777 variant by EASA for crew licensing

May 20, 2014 No Comments by

On Friday, 16 May 2014, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) declared the Boeing 787 to be a 777 variant for crew licensing purposes.  The EASA Operational Evaluation Board recently met to discuss this 787/777 issue and agreed the 787 can be classified as a variant of the 777. For carriers like British Airways which […]

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British Airways obtains EASA approval for 787 and A380

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

British Airways is the first airline in the world to gain European Aviation Safety (EASA) Part M and Part 145 approvals for both the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380. What this means is that BA has the required management structure in terms of effectively managing and resourcing the maintenance to keep these aircraft airworthy as […]

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British Airways adds Austin, Texas ; unveils 2014 schedule

Sep 04, 2013 No Comments

British Airways will add Austin, Texas to its network from March 2014. The service, to be operated by the carrier’s new 3 Class Boeing 787 ‘DreamLiner’ will initially have five weekly frequencies. It will increase to daily later in 2014. Sean Doyle, BA’s Executive Vice-President for the Americas states “We are very excited to be […]

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Boeing expects 747-8i orders at Farborough Airshow

Jul 10, 2012 No Comments

Since Lufthansa commenced revenue services with the new 747-8i the airliner has gained renewed interest from a number of carriers. Boeing expects to announce possible orders or letters of intent at Farnborough Airshow. “There are some very, very active campaigns right now. We expect a series of orders for the next few months and over the […]

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