Boeing and American Airlines have announced the world’s largest airline will more than double its 787 Dreamliner fleet with a new order for 47 of the super-efficient airplane. The American carrier has also taken 28 options on further Dreamliners.
Etihad Airways launched its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi–Geneva route earlier, as the launch of the summer schedule. Geneva is the second Swiss destination after Zurich served by Etihad Airways’ next generation aircraft which is fast becoming the backbone of the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s long-haul fleet.
Boeing and Singapore Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the first 787-10 airplane, the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family. About 3,000 people marked the milestone at Boeing’s facility in North Charleston, South Carolina where the latest 787 model is manufactured.
Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines has finalised a firm order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more airplanes. The firm order will allow Turkey’s flag carrier to further meet the growing demand at its home airport, Istanbul’s third airport, and improve the flying experience for passengers.
Hawaiian Airlines has selected the market-leading 787 Dreamliner as its flagship airplane for medium to long-haul flights. As part of the selection, Hawaiian intends to purchase ten 787-9 jets from Boeing, valued at $2.82 billion at list prices.
Air Europa has commenced phase two of its renovation programme with the introduction of its first 787-9 Dreamliner. Delivering the very latest in aviation technology, the aircraft offers a more comfortable flying experience for its passengers with sleek and contemporary interiors.
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has received an amended type certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of the certificate caps a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours.
Boeing and Royal Air Maroc have announced orders for four 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag-carrier to expand international services. The orders include two 787s purchased in December 2016 and two purchased this month.
Etihad Airways’ flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation with the aircraft being deployed on the Abu Dhabi-Geneva route, effective from March 2018.