Articles tagged “dreamliner”

Boeing Warns That Trade War Raises New Risk for 787 Dreamliner

Boeing Warns That Trade War Raises New Risk for 787 Dreamliner

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

With the Max still grounded, the Dreamliner is a critical source of cash for Boeing. But the trade war is a nightmare, thwarting production and deliveries to Chinese carriers that like the plane.

1 month ago

Qantas to Test How the Human Body Withstands the World’s Longest Flight

Qantas to Test How the Human Body Withstands the World’s Longest Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Ultra-long-haul flights of nearly 20 hours are considered "aviation's final frontier." How the human body will feel after a flight from Sydney to London, however, is another question entirely.

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.

6 months ago

Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Rolls-Royce Discovers New Problem With Some Dreamliner Engines

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We've been here before with Rolls-Royce and Dreamliner engines. Airlines will no doubt be hoping that the problem can be dealt with quickly.

1 year ago

WestJet Has a Lot Riding on the Launch of Its New Low-Cost Airline

WestJet Has a Lot Riding on the Launch of Its New Low-Cost Airline

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Starting up a new low-cost airline in a pretty crowded market presents a major challenge for WestJet's new CEO. Add on an expansion of its long-haul program, and you can see why aviation analysts are a little worried.

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.

2 years ago

Dreamliner Deliveries Power Boeing’s Strong 2017 Earnings

Dreamliner Deliveries Power Boeing’s Strong 2017 Earnings

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing has faced a long road back to being an investor darling. The 787 Dreamliner is now powering the company's growth rather than dragging it down.

2 years ago

United To Fly Longest Ever Route by a U.S. Airline

United To Fly Longest Ever Route by a U.S. Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Business travelers love saving two or three hours of flying time. They'll surely love United's new nonstop. But for everyone else, 18 hours is a long time to spend on an airplane. Even a 787.

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

Boeing Set to Introduce Newest Dreamliner in Wake of Trump’s Criticisms

Boeing Set to Introduce Newest Dreamliner in Wake of Trump’s Criticisms

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

As Boeing gets ready to roll out its newest Dreamliner, the demand for new long-range jets is slacking a bit. To top it all off, Boeing officials are worried about President-Elect Trump's Air Force One tirade and a potential trade war with China. We don't think they will be talking about the latter issue much, though.

3 years ago

Dreamliner Engines Have Cracks So ANA Seeks Rolls Royce Compensation

Dreamliner Engines Have Cracks So ANA Seeks Rolls Royce Compensation

Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

ANA, the largest operator of 787 Dreamliners in the world, found cracks in its Rolls Royce engines and consequently had to cancel 18 flights in August. Some form of compensation from Rolls Royce would seem to be a no-brainer.

3 years ago

The Dreamliner Treats All Passengers Equally When It Comes to Healthy Flying

The Dreamliner Treats All Passengers Equally When It Comes to Healthy Flying

Colin Nagy, Skift

It's not quite a level playing field for everyone, but a focus on the flying environment improves the passenger experience for everyone.

3 years ago