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Qantas Advances Return of A380, Resumes Boeing 787 Deliveries

Amid an expected surge in international demand from Australia, Qantas is accelerating the return of its flagship Airbus A380 to the end of March 2022 on its Sydney to Los Angeles route. In addition, the Sydney-based carrier revealed an array of resumptions to destinations in Asia and Oceania and a new connection to Delhi, India. Initially, during the pandemic's onset, Qantas Airways grounded the Airbus A380 with a scheduled return date of 2023. However, as Covid-19 vaccination rates began rising…

Lufthansa Plans First 787 Dreamliner Route

Lufthansa announced that the first commercial route to be served by its new Boeing 787-9 fleet will be Frankfurt-Toronto Pearson, starting this Winter. The company has undergone a profound restructuring of its long-haul fleet amid the challenges derived from the COVID-19 crisis, and it is ready to start operating the…

Aeromexico Seeks to Add 12 Boeing 737 MAXs to Its…

Aeroméxico is currently working to incorporate new aircraft into its fleet with plans to add 12 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the coming months, with the first arrival planned for October. In a press release, the Mexican carrier stated that these orders were in addition to the 28 that…

American Airlines Is Using More Widebodies On Domestic Flights than…

Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place across many parts of the world. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that American Airlines is still using more widebody aircraft on domestic services than international flights, according to data seen by AirlineGeeks. With many countries remaining closed to American tourists, more…

Boeing’s 787 Deliveries Halted Pending FAA Approval

American-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing has halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliners, causing probable delays for airline customers following a recent five-month suspension in handing over the aircraft due to production problems. The halt in deliveries comes as Boeing is still awaiting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the manufacturer's proposed…

Interview: Hawaiian CEO Talks Austin, Future U.S. Growth

After a year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic which crippled leisure and business demand as a result of border closures, a wide-body commercial jet was finally seen landing in Austin in late April. Interestingly, the wide-body jet spotted at the airport wasn’t sporting the typical Union Jack tail or…

Boeing Inspecting New 787 Dreamliner Issue

Boeing is inspecting a new potential problem with its popular 787 Dreamliner widebody jets, Aerotime Hub reports. The aircraft’s latest issue has to do with cockpit window security, as the supplier that makes the windows has modified its manufacturing process for the windscreens. Boeing wants to make sure that the…

Norwegian Air Ditches Entire Long Haul Operation

Norwegian Air has announced it is canceling its whole long-haul network and will look to focus on domestic operations within Norway and some European routes. A new business structure outlined by the company's Board of Directors has proposed a fleet of 50 narrowbody aircraft in operation for 2021, rising to…

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…

Photos: Boeing Shows Off Latest ecoDemonstrator on a 787-10

Boeing showed off the latest successor in its ecoDemonstrator program last week. The aircraft, which will eventually be delivered to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways, is a newly-built 787-10 Dreamliner. The company's ecoDemonstrator program was started in 2012 using a 737 aircraft. Since then, five Boeing jets have…