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El Al's first 787-9 arriving at Paine Field after being painted in Portland (Photo: Chris Edwards | @AeroimagesChris)

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

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 $1.25 billion, the airline has 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on order, including the 787-8 and 787-9 variants, according to Reuters. [caption id="attachment_14460" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] El Al's first 787-9 arriving…

KLM Returns to Mumbai Following 16 Year Hiatus

KLM has announced it will reconnect Mumbai and Amsterdam using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft after ending the service over 16 years ago. The airline had previously stopped flights to India’s largest city in 2001 when demand weakened. In a statement, Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO said, “KLM’s network…

Photos: Taking a Look Inside The Ultra-Luxurious ‘VVIP’ 787 Business…

2-DEER is the registration for any spotters who wishes to track and log this aircraft. Its next destination is  Morocco on Thursday after visiting Doha last week, but on Tuesday, at four in the afternoon on a rare, semi-sunny, high clouded day, this ultra high class, one of a kind…

WestJet Inks Deal With Boeing for up to 20 787-9…

Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet announced Tuesday a definitive purchase agreement for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The agreement includes commitments for 10 of the stretched Dreamliner variants to be delivered from the first quarter of 2019 to December 2021. The airline also has options for 10 additional 787 aircraft…

Qantas Outlines Start Date for Nonstop Flight Between London and…

Australian flag carrier, Qantas, has announced the first nonstop service between London Heathrow and Perth. The 14,498 km (9,009 mi) service will launch on March 25, 2018, with the first flight, QF10, due to depart London Heathrow at 13:30 before arriving into Perth at 13:15 the following day, approximately 16 hours…

3D Printing Is Taking to the Skies with Boeing

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will now be fitted with titanium...from a printer. The Boeing Company has partnered with Norsk Titanium to 3D print titanium for the Dreamliner production line in hopes to save up to three million dollars. The order for the parts came at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow when…

Photos: The Boeing 787-10 Completes Maiden Flight in North Charleston,…

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…

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…

Boeing Debuts Newest Dreamliner Variant: the 787-10

On Friday, Boeing rolled out the first 787-10 Dreamliner at the manufacturer's North Charleston facility. The facility, which opened in 2011, was the celebration ground as thousands of Boeing employees gathered alongside South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster and U.S. President Donald Trump. Starting as an idea to stretch the 787-9 variant…

Video: Taking a Ride Onboard Air France’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Last weekend, Paris-based Air France operated scenic flights around France onboard their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline organized four special flights around Corsica and The Mediterranean, Southwest France, Brittany, and a full tour of France. Each flight was numbered as AF789 or AF787. The flights were not just about…