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The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner taxis by the staging area on its maiden flight in Charleston, S.C. (Photo: Chuyi Chuang)

Photos: The Boeing 787-10 Completes Maiden Flight in North Charleston, S.C.

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time at the manufacturer's facility in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing’s Charleston plant will be the only facility for 787-10 final assembly. The 787-10 is the third member of the Dreamliner family. With a slightly longer fuselage, the 787-10 maintains 95% commonality with the 787-9 variant, featuring additional cargo and seating capacity. The upgraded Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on the first 787-10 can provide up to 75,000 pounds…

US and UK Ban Large Electronic Devices inside Cabins from…

On Tuesday, both the U.S. and U.K. announced changes to security procedures regarding electronic devices in the cabin of flights originating from certain countries. This is expected to affect numerous passengers. Here's what travelers need to know: The US Ban The U.S. Government has announced that airlines flying non-stop to…

From Coach to First: My Peculiar Journey Across the Pacific

Nowadays if you want to hop on a flight across the Pacific, you’re left to decide between countless numbers of varying options. Some of the world’s top airlines operate nonstop flights from the United States to destinations across Asia. The question becomes, “So how do you decide which airline to…

An AvGeek’s Perspective: The Boeing 737 MAX 9 Rollout

it's a rainy, 33-degree day in early March, and I am up early. I never get up early. Only two things get me out from my warm, electric blanket covered bed at 4:50 in the morning: the sweet smell of cinnamon rolls and bacon, or airplanes. Seattleites can, and will…

This Week in 5 #AvGeek Photos

A photo is a thousand words. An aviation photo can serve as a testament to the essence and magic of flight while also telling a story. Each week, the AirlineGeeks team compiles five aviation photos that tell a story and capture the uniqueness of flight. Houston-based photographer Gerald (@gfb.avphoto) photographed…

This Week in 5 #AvGeek Photos

A photo is a thousand words. An aviation photo can serve as a testament to the essence and magic of flight while also telling a story. Each week, the AirlineGeeks team compiles five aviation photos that tell a story and capture the uniqueness of flight. Senior Airfield Operations Officer Aaron…

Taking a Peek Inside Boeing’s Manufacturing Facility in North Charleston

Boeing, though often associated with their main facilities in Seattle, has other sites around the U.S. and the world. One of these facilities is their rapidly expanding final assembly and delivery center in North Charleston, S.C. Referred to simply as Boeing South Carolina, the facility is one home (the other…

This Week in 5 #AvGeek Photos

A photo is a thousand words. An aviation photo can serve as a testament to the essence and magic of flight while also telling a story. Each week, the AirlineGeeks team compiles five aviation photos that tell a story and capture the uniqueness of flight. After being painted at Trois-Rivieres…

This Week in 5 #AvGeek Photos

A photo is a thousand words. An aviation photo can serve as a testament to the essence and magic of flight while also telling a story. Each week, the AirlineGeeks team compiles five aviation photos that tell a story and capture the uniqueness of flight. This image by photographer Sebastian…

Photos: Auckland Welcomes The World’s Longest Flight

Around 7:30 a.m. local time on Monday, Qatar Airways flight 920 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, making a historic milestone for the carrier and the city. At 17 hours and 30 minutes, the new Doha to Auckland route is the world's longest. The new route will operate seven times per…