South Korea’s flagship airline, has announced from March 26th, it will have a mixed fleet operating between London Heathrow and Incheon, Seoul. Both Korean Air’s acclaimed A380 and the latest Boeing 747-8i will be used on the route, and Korean Air’s B747-8i will be the first commercial passenger aircraft of its kind to land at Heathrow.
Air Europa is celebrating the arrival of its sixth Dreamliner Boeing 787-8 and commencing has utilised the brand new aircraft on its daily Madrid-Havana route. The flight to Cuba connects perfectly with the Air Europa twice-daily flights between London Gatwick and Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport.
Korean Air has unveiled its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Incheon Airport. Walter Cho, president of Korean Air, was present at a ceremony at the Korean Air hangar to unveil Korea’s very first Dreamliner to the public.
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut earlier at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston site celebrated the event, along with US president Donald Trump and South Carolina governor Henry McMaster.
Boeing and Juneyao Airlines have finalised an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline’s first Boeing order and first wide-body airplane order.
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.