In-production Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft sits at the Boeing production facilities and factory at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, February 17, 2012. US aerospace giant Boeing said late Friday it had suspended deliveries of its new 787 Dreamliner jet until a battery problem is resolved, but continues to build the plane.”We will not deliver 787s until the FAA approves a means of compliance with their recent Airworthiness Directive concerning batteries and the approved approach has been implemented,” a Boeing spokesman said in an email.
Boeing reaffirmed Wednesday that a September delivery of its all-new 787 Dreamliner to Japanese launch customer ANA is on track as testing of the new jet approaches the final stage. The US aerospace giant said that flight testing was continuing for 787s with General Electric engines and "for Boeing test points not related to certification." "We are close to starting the final phases of flight tests," Boeing spokeswoman Lori Gunter told AFP. Asked if Boeing is on schedule for the first 787 delivery to All Nippon Airways in September, she said: "We are. Absolutely." In late July, Jim McNerney, Boeing…... [read more]
Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft took to the skies on Tuesday in a maiden test flight, a larger version of the company's original 787-8 jetliner. NEW YORK - Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft took to the skies on Tuesday in a maiden test flight, a larger version of the company's original 787-8 jetliner. The 787-9 lifted off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington state at 11:02 am local time (1802 GMT). The test flight is expected to last between four and five hours. The plane is the second member of the Dreamliner family of mid-size, long-haul aircraft, designed to use 20 percent…... [read more]
Boeing raised its 2013 earnings forecast Wednesday after third-quarter profits soared, saying it would boost production of its flagship 787 Dreamliner aircraft. WASHINGTON: Boeing raised its 2013 earnings forecast Wednesday after third-quarter profits soared, saying it would boost production of its flagship 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Net earnings totaled US$1.16 billion for the July-September quarter, an increase of 12 per cent from US$1.03 billion in the same period in 2012, the US aerospace and defense giant said. Earnings per share came in at US$1.51 compared with US$1.35 a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share, excluding certain pension expenses, increased 16 per…... [read more]
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday issued formal approval of Boeing's 787 battery fix that will clear the way for the troubled aircraft to fly again. WASHINGTON: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday issued formal approval of Boeing's 787 battery fix that will clear the way for the troubled aircraft to fly again after a three-month grounding. The move was quickly followed by regulators in Japan who said they would also allow the resumption of flights by the grounded aircraft following the FAA order, which they said would come into effect Friday. Japan Airlines (JAL) and…... [read more]
VGP - National carrier, Viet Nam Airlines, has announced on April 20 that the assembly of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been completed and is scheduled for delivery in June. This will be the first Asian airline to deploy a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on direct routes from Southeast Asia to Europe, beginning with services from Ha Noiand Ho Chi Minh City to London, England (UK). The 787-9 Dreamliner is the latest version of Boeing’s 787 airliner, which can make longer flights, and seat more passengers and cargo than the 787-8 while reducing fuel use and fumes by 20% compared…... [read more]