Okay Air thumbs up for Dreamliner

November 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

BEIJING, 27 November 2017: Boeing and China’s first privately owned airline, Okay Airways, have finalised a USD1.4-billion order for five Dreamliner jets, the two companies said on Thursday.

The purchase of the five 787-9 long-haul aircraft by the Beijing-based airline was signed off in the United States on Wednesday and announced on Thursday via the companies’ official accounts on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo.

Okay Airways currently has a fleet of 26 single-corridor Boeing 737 planes, which fly to 70 destinations in China and elsewhere in Asia. Read more

Qantas takes deliver of a Dreamliner

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

BANGKOK, 18 October 2017: Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, that will be used to open new routes.

The new 787-9 Dreamliner features the latest in seating across all classes with the airline claiming it offers more space and a lower passenger count than most of its competitors today.

At a ceremony at the Boeing factory in Seattle, Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, said the first Dreamliner signalled the start of an exciting new era for the national carrier and for the travelling public. Read more

Qantas sells fares nonstop hop

April 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, PACIFIC

SYDNEY, 28 April 2017: Australians can now book nonstop flights  from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route.

Sales opened on the new route Thursday.

Daily flights on the history-making route begin 24 March 2018 and form part of a new Melbourne-Perth-London return service.  The services will be operated by Qantas’ new Boeing 787-Dreamliner. Read more

Qantas creates dream seats

October 31, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, PACIFIC

SYDNEY, 31 October 2016: Qantas newest 787-9 Dreamliner due to arrive in a year’s time will feature the next generation of its Business Suite.

The Qantas Dreamliner will seat 236 passengers across business, premium economy and economy cabins in a layout that the airline says will maximise comfort for the long-distance traveller.

A hallmark feature of the new aircraft will be the Business Suite, the next generation of a seat recently installed on Qantas’ Airbus A330 fleet. Read more

Dreamliner nightmares continue

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Aviation, News

NEW YORK, 25 April 2016: US officials have ordered Boeing to fix engines on some of its 787 Dreamliner airplanes to avoid sudden failure in icy conditions, calling the problem an “urgent safety issue.”

Friday’s Federal Aviation Administration directive concerns a potential problem in General Electric’s most advanced engines that affects 176 planes, worldwide, following a January incident that caused an engine on a Boeing’s newest 787 passenger jet to fail mid-flight.

Although pilots on the Japan Airlines flight from Vancouver to Tokyo shut down the engine, the incident was not deemed serious because the plane’s other engine, and older version of the same model, was not susceptible to the problem. Read more