Tag: Boeing 787-9

Air Tahiti Nui Receives Brand New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Boeing Lands $18.6 Billion Deal with Qatar Airways for 100 Aircraft

Boeing Co. landed an $18.6 billion deal with Qatar Airways for as many as 100 aircraft, providing a sales boost to the US company’s upgraded 737 jetliner with one of the year’s largest commercial aeroplane deals. The Doha-based carrier pledged to buy as many as 60 of the 737 Max 8 jet, valued at $6.9 […]

Qantas Buys New 787-9 Flight Simulator

Qantas says it will install a new Boeing 787-9 flight simulator at its Sydney Mascot base as the airline gears up for the arrival of the next generation aircraft in 2017. The $23 million investment in the new flight simulator, which will be used for new and recurrent training, and other training equipment was part […]

British Airways to Recruit a Record Number of Pilots and Cabin Crew

British Airways is to recruit a record number of pilots and cabin crew in 2016, which will increase its flying crew to more than 20,000 for the first time in its near 100 year history. The record crew numbers will help fly the airline’s growing aircraft fleet – with 13 brand new 787-9s and A380s […]