Boeing has delivered the 500th 787 Dreamliner, a 787-8 to Avianca, marking another milestone in the program’s history. “Achieving 500 deliveries – the fastest to 500 for twin aisles – is a great accomplishment, made possible by the hard work and dedication of our employees and global suppliers,” said Mark Jenks, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Boeing has started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking another on-time milestone for the development program. The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina’s Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior and exterior components completed, power turned on and production tests begin.
Boeing and AerCap have delivered the first 787 to Air France. The airplane, a 787-9, signifies the delivery of AerCap’s 50th Dreamliner and will be deployed on Air France’s Paris to Cairo route starting in January. The airplane is also the 500th 787 produced on Boeing’s production lines.
Boeing and Vietnam Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the flag carrier’s tenth 787-9 Dreamliner. “Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on behalf of Vietnam Airlines, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of these state-of-the-art new aircraft,” said Phan Xuan Duc, executive vice president, Vietnam Airlines.
Boeing and Donghai Airlines have announced the finalisation of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.32 billion at current list prices. Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines announced its intent to order 25 737 MAX 8s and five 787-9 Dreamliners in July at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Aeromexico has unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - called Quetzalcoatl - at the carrier’s hangar in the Mexico City International Airport. This airplane is the first of ten of these models the airline ordered in a package it announced in July 2012, representing the largest investment in the history of Mexican aviation.
Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 777-300ERs, valued at $11.7 billion at list prices. The airline also signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices. The announcement builds on Qatar Airways’ current fleet of 84 Boeing aircraft, a combination of 787s and 777s, all delivered over the last nine years.
Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. “The delivery of our first Dreamliner marks a new and exciting chapter in our long-standing relationship with Boeing that began back in 1996,” said Valeriy Tyan, director general, Uzbekistan Airways. “We are delighted that as early as in September, passengers of Uzbekistan Airways will be offered a new flight experience and an unmatched level of comfort on-board our Boeing 787 Dreamliner.”
Boeing and All Nippon Airways have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 50th 787 Dreamliner during a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Centre. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the world’s first airline to operate 50 787 Dreamliners. “The 787 Dreamliner has played a significant role in opening up new routes into new markets, while also forming the backbone of our long-haul fleet,” said Osamu Shinobe, president, ANA.
American Airlines will debut its new B787-9 Dreamliner on the Dallas Fort Worth and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport on November 4th, 2016. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport beginning November. Tickets for both routes are now on sale.
Thomson Airways’ tenth Dreamliner touched down at Manchester Airport earlier. The airline’s managing director, John Murphy, landed the aircraft after flying 3,950 miles across the Atlantic from the Boeing Factory in Charleston, South Carolina. Its arrival is extra special for the airline, as it is the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to enter the Thomson fleet.
Boeing and Hainan Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China’s first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family. Hainan Airlines, the largest privately owned airline in China, leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation.