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FAA to Review 787 Quality Lapses

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to investigate several quality lapses during the manufacturing process of the Boeing 787, according to an internal FAA memo.  In the memo, dated Aug. 31 2020 and obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the agency is looking into structural quality issues with construction of the aft fuselage section that can potentially affect up to 900 aircraft.  Boeing voluntarily self-disclosed the structural defects to the FAA in August. The plane-maker reportedly said some airplanes…

All Nippon Airways Delays Aircraft Deliveries

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, All Nippon Airways, the largest airline in Japan, will delay the delivery of a number of aircraft. According to Nikkei, 13 aircraft scheduled to be delivered in the first half of the fiscal year will be delayed, including the Airbus A380 and Boeing…

Qantas Launches First Europe-Australia Nonstop Flight

Sydney-based Qantas Airways on Saturday launched the first ever nonstop flight between Europe and Australia as the inaugural flight lifted off at 6:49 p.m. local time in Perth, Australia, bound for London. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner left the capital of Western Australia as Qantas flight 9, ready to take on…

El Al Debuts First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner With Full Paint…

El Al's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner made its livery debut on Tuesday at Paine Field after a short flight from the paint shop in Portland. The aircraft, 4X-EDA, arrived in Everett, Wash. with a full paint scheme after completing its first flight earlier this month. With a price tag of…

Qantas Confirms First Non-Stop Flight to a European Country from…

Qantas has confirmed that they will begin offering non-stop service from Australia to Europe. The flight will be the first non-stop flight to a European country from Australia, and will operate from Perth (PER) to London-Heathrow (LHR). The flight will set a new record for the longest non-stop passenger route in Qantas'…

Fresh from Charleston: American Takes Delivery of Their First 787-9…

In reflection of their fleet modernization efforts, American has taken delivery of their first 787-9 Dreamliner. The extended Dreamliner variant was delivered to the airline on Tuesday from Boeing's manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina. American's new 787-9 Dreamliner has 285 seats, with 30 business class seats, 21 premium economy…