Articles tagged “Boeing 787”

The Biggest Airline Innovation of This Century

The Biggest Airline Innovation of This Century

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

Airlines have innovated a lot since Skift Airline Weekly's launch in June 2004, but there's one innovation that we think radically changed the industry.

2 months ago

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Maria Jose Valero and Jim Silver, Bloomberg

At a time when Boeing faces intense criticism about its handling of its 737 Max aircraft, problems with Dreamliner manufacturing in South Carolina is most unwelcome news. The company must get to the heart of the production problems there immediately, and fix them.

4 months ago

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American recently made its basic economy more competitive, and now premium economy is getting a boost. The customers have spoken.

11 months ago

Qantas Is Latest Major Global Airline to Give Up on Boeing 747

Qantas Is Latest Major Global Airline to Give Up on Boeing 747

Brian Sumers, Skift

Aviation nerds surely will be upset Qantas is retiring its Boeing 747s. The aircraft has been the world's most iconic jet for decades, but times change, and airlines now prefer smaller, more fuel efficient twin-engined jets. Sadly only a few airlines — British Airways, Lufthansa, Korean Air and Air China — seem committed to the aircraft beyond 2020.

1 year ago

American Airlines Disses Airbus and Orders 47 Dreamliners

American Airlines Disses Airbus and Orders 47 Dreamliners

Brian Sumers, Skift

Once all the aircraft arrive, American will be the largest Dreamliner operator in the western hemisphere, according to Boeing. That's good for customers, considering the aircraft receives the highest customer satisfaction scores of any widebody in American's fleet.

1 year ago

Why Qantas Flies a Nonstop Every Day Between New York and Los Angeles

Why Qantas Flies a Nonstop Every Day Between New York and Los Angeles

Brian Sumers, Skift

Tag flights — when an airline lands in one international city and then almost immediately takes off for another — are disappearing from aviation as more airlines launch ultra-long-haul nonstops that make the stop unnecessary. But Qantas will probably keep its Los Angeles-New York nonstop for awhile.

1 year ago

Virgin Atlantic Struggles with Boeing 787 Engine Trouble

Virgin Atlantic Struggles with Boeing 787 Engine Trouble

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic can't operate planes with unreliable engines, so it has little choice. But for passengers who have to fly a former Air Berlin Airbus A330, instead of a snazzy Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787, this is a major downgrade.

1 year ago

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

Frederic Tomesco and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Industry insiders have long compared Canada's WestJet to Southwest Airlines, since both low-cost airlines started with all-Boeing 737 fleets. But that comparison is no longer apt. With WestJet adding up to 20 Boeing 787s, it clearly has much bigger (and more global) ambitions.

2 years ago

Boeing Shares Reach All-Time High as Airlines Embrace 787 Dreamliners

Boeing Shares Reach All-Time High as Airlines Embrace 787 Dreamliners

Julie Johnsson , Bloomberg

For a long time, Boeing's 787 was not exactly a cash cow, mostly because it cost so much money to develop. It's nice to see the new airplane finally starting to pay off for the manufacturer.

3 years ago

3 Aviation Stories You May Have Missed Over the Holidays

3 Aviation Stories You May Have Missed Over the Holidays

Brian Sumers, Skift

The aviation industry was mostly quiet during the holiday period, but a few companies made news — and not for the best of reasons.

3 years ago