Tag: Boeing 787-9

Vistara and India Welcome the First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vistara, Indian full-service airline, has received the brand new Boeing 787-9, the first one for both the carrier and India. The GEnx-1B powered widebody is the first one out of six on order. The aircraft featuring a three-class cabin layout initially will be deployed on domestic routes. Later the plane will be put into medium- […]

Second Test of World’s Longest Commercial Flight: Qantas Makes it Real

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Boeing 787-9 (QF7879) has already taken off for the second test of the world’s longest commercial flight. The first test flight was operated last month from New York to Sydney, this time Qantas is on the London – Sydney route. Both flights, and the third which is to be done in December, are operated […]

JUST IN | Qantas Completes Test of World’s Longest Commercial Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has just made another FIRST in aviation – completed the test of the longest non-stop commercial flight in the world. It took 19 hours and 16 minutes for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a total of 49 passengers and crew to take off in New York and successfully land […]

Air Tahiti Nui Receives Brand New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of the first of two new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on long-term lease to Air Tahiti Nui. “We are pleased to announce this milestone delivery of ALC’s first of two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to our friends at Air Tahiti Nui. This aircraft and the second one to follow in […]

Air Canada Boeing 787 Left Hand Engine Went in Flames

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada Boeing 787 left hand engine went in flames while performing flight from Delhi to Toronto with 297 passengers and 14 crew. Airplane was enroute at east northeast of Moscow Domodedovo when the left hand engine  flamed out. The crew successfully restarted the engine, declared emergency and diverted to Moscow Domodedovo for a safe […]

Air Europa Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 in its Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Boeing 787-9 aircraft was welcomed into the fleet of Mallorca-based airline Air Europa on February 26. Air Europa already owns eight 787-8 Dreamliners and has 15 aircraft on order of the stretched 787-9 version, all of which are due to be delivered in the coming years. From its Madrid-Barajas hub, Air Europa mainly […]

WestJet Named Best Low-Cost Airline – the Americas

Reading Time: < 1 minute WestJet announced it has been recognized as Best Low-Cost Airline – The Americas for 2018 by airlineratings.com. The website rates more than 425 airlines around the globe to determine its award winners. “It is an honour to be named Best Low-Cost Airline for the whole of North and South America,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive […]

WestJet to Purchase Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 2 minutes WestJet announced today a definitive purchase agreement with The Boeing Company for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This agreement includes commitments for 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, with options for an additional 10 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2024. The […]

Qantas’s 787-9 Cabin Designed to Go The Distance

Reading Time: 4 minutes While Qantas’s first destination with the Boeing 787-9 has been kept under wraps for now, the aircraft’s seat configuration is the strongest indication yet the Dreamliner will be deployed on some of the world’s longest routes. In front of invited guests, media and airline staff at Qantas’s Mascot base on Thursday morning, chief executive Alan […]

Qantas Starts External Pilot Recruitment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas says its has received more than 500 applications, including from as far away as Europe, in its external pilot recruitment drive ahead of the arrival of the Boeing 787-9 in October 2017. In February, Qantas announced plans to hire 170 new pilots over the next three years to support growth on the back of […]