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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…

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…

Boeing Confirms 747 End, Production Rate Reduction for Most Programs

Boeing announced today its results for the second quarter of the year and it comes as no surprise that the balance continues to be negative, even with the significant contribution of Boeing Defense & Space and Boeing Global Services. With Boeing Commercial facing such a challenging time, the company is…

Mexican Presidential Jet Returns to Mexico From U.S., Waits for…

The luxury presidential jet Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner returned after being in the U.S. for more than 18 months for maintenance and in search of a buyer. The TP-01 presidential jet “José María Morelos y Pavón” landed at 2:36 p.m. on July 22 at Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.…

Qatar Airways Grounds A380s, Begins Rebuilding Network

Qatar Airways has decided to keep its fleet of 10 Airbus A380s grounded, citing the aircraft's vast commercial and environmental footprint. “Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel demand, the airline has taken the decision to ground its fleet of Airbus A380s as it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to…

British Airways Takes Delivery of First 787-10

British Airways accepted delivery of its’ first 787-10 over the weekend, the first of the “Dash 10” model for the carrier. The new Dreamliner departed Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina production facility on Saturday for its seven-hour maiden voyage across the Atlantic. The aircraft arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport on…

Coordinating Back-to-Back 787 Critical Cargo Flights

It usually takes months, if not years for airlines to gain approval to operate international routes. Between securing the right ground service equipment at the airport to coordinating with the respective governments, there are many boxes that need to be checked off before an international flight can take flight. The…

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…

Norwegian Scandinavian Subsidiaries File for Bankruptcy

It’s no secret that over the past few years Norwegian has been standing on a very thin rope, accumulating losses, seeking additional cash injection and restructuring routes in order to stay afloat. As COVID-19 hardly hits the global aviation year as no event in the past century; Norwegian’s Danish and…

Boeing Continues to Tumble Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Boeing lost 150 orders for its 737 MAX aircraft in March, the carrier announced on Tuesday. The drastic fall in orders comes as airlines continue to suffer, some completely halting flights as worldwide demand approaches zero. Now more than a year into its grounding after a March 2019 crash —…