Boeing Co is planning to cut 787 Dreamliner output by about half and announce job cuts in its first-quarter earnings report, Bloomberg news reported here on Thursday.
Boeing and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) have announced a commitment during the Paris Air Show to purchase five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.5 billion at list prices.
Boeing has sold more than 1,400 Dreamliners since the program’s introduction, making it the fastest-selling widebody jet in history. The 787 Dreamliner allows airlines to reduce fuel use and emissions by 20 to 25 percent and serve far-away destinations.
The 787-9, a stretch of the 787-8, can fly 296 passengers 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km) in addition to carrying more cargo and allowing airlines to profitably grow routes first opened by the 787-8. The combination of unrivaled fuel efficiency and long range has helped airlines flying the 787 family of airplanes save more than 36 billion pounds (16 billion kilograms) of fuel and open more than 235 non-stop routes.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued this airworthiness directive (AD):
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic leakage caused by damage to aileron and elevator actuators from lightning strikes. This AD requires an inspection or records check to inspect for certain parts, detailed inspections of aileron and elevator power control units (PCUs), and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Juneyao Airlines has made this announcement:
Juneyao Air has announced the planned suite of services for its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, including the promotional video “Dream a Journey; Share a Trip”, the fine design of the seats and cabin interiors, and the special liveries of the 787 fleet.
The array of unique service offerings is meant to demonstrate the superior features of the premium aircraft and how the airline stands unique and apart from its rivals with the mission of delivering Juneyao Air’s brand initiative “Warm Journey Beyond Imagination“.
Juneyao Air expects the theme of “Dream a Journey; Share a Trip” to become synonymous with the interior design of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, transforming each flight into an auspicious start of or pleasing end to the dream voyage that the passenger is looking forward to or just concluding.
The airline plans to roll out a series of new service features in business class: 29 highly customized 1-2-1 configuration Thompson Vantage XL full-flat seats that give the passenger additional private personal space and ensure a more comfortable flight experience. Seats are designed with a gentle massage feature, an adjustable multifunctional light source and a larger storage space. The airline’s mission is to create a more distinguished, fashionable and differentiated travel experience.
Economy class incorporates a 3-3-3 layout, making more efficient use of the wide-bodied aircraft’s space. Optimized cabin space planning and the highly acclaimed Recaro CL3710 seat delivers legroom up to 32 inches. Each seat is equipped with a next-generation Panasonic 12-inch high-definition personal entertainment system and a separate USB port. In addition, the seat headrest can be adjusted in nine directions, assuring a relaxed and refreshed passenger, even after a long flight. A next-generation high-flux on-board satellite communications system keeps the traveler constantly connected even while cruising at 30,000 feet.
Juneyao Air’ image as a carrier that puts the comfort of the passenger first can be felt everywhere in the design once one enters the cabin. The configuration management team has specially customized a blend of seven kinds of light and shadows which, in Chinese traditional thought, symbolizes good fortune for the cabin and all that is within, while, at the same time, delivering to passengers a relaxing, easy-on-the-eyes visual experience. Quentin Bisch, one of the famous perfumer from Givaudan, created a special fragrance exclusively for the airline, adding a pleasing aromatic scent to the comfortably decorated cabin. Besides, the onboard service also includes a selection of alcoholic drinks, custom-made meals and special afternoon teas.
The special liveries of Juneyao’s 787 fleet are bound to draw the attention of passengers as they board the aircraft. The first 787 will feature the”Chinese Peony” livery symbolizing good fortune. As China’s national flower, the peony stands for elegance, wealth and magnificence, which makes the flower a perfect fit with the airline’s brand image and vision for the future. Moreover, the “Chinese Peony” 787 echoes the existing “Chinese Peony” A320s that were painted in celebration of the company’s tenth anniversary, and marks Juneyao Air entry into a stage where both short- and long-haul flights have become part of the roadmap. Meanwhile, the second, the third and the fourth 787 will be painted the “Chinese Ribbon” livery. The idea of using Chinese red silk ribbons as the theme symbolizes the airline’s entry into a new era while representing its contribution to the One Belt, One Roadinitiative and further realizing the continuous development and aviation dream of the company.
The first Boeing 787 is scheduled to be delivered in Seattle in mid-October.
Later the aircraft will service domestic routes between Shanghai and Shenzhen, Sanya, Chengdu and Chongqing.
Intercontinental flights by 787 from Shanghai are expected to be launched in 2019 and will further enhancehe airline’s globalization roadmap. Therefore Juneyao Air is ready to welcome the new Boeing 787 to its fleet. With the rapid development of the company, travelers are likely to spot more Juneyao flights connecting continents together, serving as an ambassador for Chinese culture, and to make every passengers’ dreams come true.
All images by Juneyao Airlines.
Boeing and AerCap announced at the 2017 Dubai Airshow that EgyptAir will lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
EgyptAir, the national flag of Egypt, is leasing the airplanes from Dublin-based AerCap, the world’s largest 787 customer with more than 115 787s owned or on order.
EgyptAir’s selection of the Dreamliner builds on its long-term partnership with Boeing, which dates back to 1966 with the airline’s order for three 707s. Today, the carrier’s fleet includes a mix of Boeing 777s and 737s.
In other news, AerCap and EgyptAir announced they have reached agreement on the long-term operating lease of 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft, powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine. These aircraft are from AerCap’s order book with Airbus and are scheduled to deliver in 2020.
The announcement was made during the 2017 Dubai Airshow.
AerCap is the world’s largest lessor of the A320neo Family, with 220 owned and on order.
Boeing and Korean Air on February 22, 2017 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul (Gimpo) for a month as part of the required certification period, before launching long-haul international routes to Toronto, Madrid, and Zurich later this year.
Korean Air is scheduled to introduce five 787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet this year with another five joining the fleet by 2019.
Photo: Boeing. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HL8081 (msn 34810) is pictured at Charleston, SC.
Boeing and AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing, on December 1, 2016, celebrated the delivery of the first 787 for Air France. The airplane, a 787-9, signifies the delivery of AerCap’s 50th Dreamliner and will be deployed on Air France’s Paris to Cairo route starting in January 2016. The airplane is also the 500th 787 produced on Boeing’s production lines.
The Air France-KLM Group has ordered a total of 18 787-9s and seven 787-10s, with an additional 12 787-9s leased through AerCap. The arrival of Air France’s first 787-9 in Paris today is part of the carrier’s continued renewal of its long-haul fleet.
Photos: Boeing. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBA (msn 38769) is pictured in action at Paine Field near Everett, WA on November 30, 2016.
American Airlines on September 13, 2016 took delivery of the pictured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from North Charleston, SC. The The first 787-9 is registered as N820AL (msn 40639).
The new type will be introduced domestically on October 14 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles.
According to American, the 787-9 will make its debut international flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) on November 4. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) beginning on November 4.
Photo: American Airlines.
AeroMéxico presents the special livery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (XA-AML, msn 43859). The aircraft will be named “Quetzalcoatl” (meaning “Feathered Serpent”) after one of the principal deities of pre-Hispanic Mexico.
This is the first time in aviation history in which a design of this type is painted on an aircraft’s livery, offering a unique fusion of tradition and modernity. AeroMéxico’s Quetzalcoatl plane left the Boeing Aircraft Paint Hangar after a nine-day process—six days longer than expected—as the engineers found that they needed extra time to add all of the original hues and colors featured in the winning design.
In November 2014, AeroMéxico announced the “Design is in the Air” contest via social media and at several universities, inviting participants to submit a creative image to be painted on an aircraft’s fuselage. More than 1,000 participants presented their designs during the four-week contest period, 400 of which were chosen for meeting the requirements established in the rules. The winning design was created by graphic designer José Manuel Escudero of the Mexican state of Veracruz.
Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner XA-ADL (msn 43859) (Quetzalcoatl) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 935138.
AeroMéxico is the second carrier in Latin America to operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and plans to continue investing until its fleet has ten 787-9 aircraft, with the purpose of providing a better flight experience to customers. If an airline places an order for a 787 today, it could take between 10 to 15 years for it to be delivered. With a fuselage measuring 20 feet wider than the 787-8, the 787-9 will have the capacity for 48 additional passengers on longer routes (up to 300 more nautical miles) with 20% greater fuel efficiency, and up to 20% fewer emissions than the aircraft this model is replacing.
The airline has said that it will wait until the plane lands in Mexico to unveil the interior of this new aircraft that will change its customers’ travel experience.
American Airlines will offer inaugural service with Premium Economy seating on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The 787-9 will make its debut international flight between Dallas/Forth Worth and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) on November 4, 2016. The aircraft will also operate between DFW and São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) beginning November 4, 2016. Customers can start booking 787-9 flights beginning July 10.
Schedule: DFW-MAD MAD-DFW
Departs DFW at 5:45 p.m. Departs MAD at 12:20 p.m.
Arrives at MAD at 9:55 a.m. (next day) Arrives at DFW at 4:40 p.m.
Departs DFW at 7:00 p.m. Departs GRU at 10:55 p.m.
Arrives at GRU at 7:05 a.m. (next day) Arrives at DFW at 5:15 a.m. (next day)
The 787-9 features:
30 fully lie-flat, all-aisle access Business Class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration
21 Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration
27 Main Cabin Extra seats with up to 6 inches of additional leg room in a 3-3-3 configuration
207 Main Cabin seats arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration