Articles tagged “dreamliner”

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Norwegian Air Spends $5 Billion on 38 New Dreamliners

Norwegian Air Spends $5 Billion on 38 New Dreamliners

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

The Dreamliner's effect on aviation will take years to fully understand, but in non-technical terms: It's a biggie.

4 years ago

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Boeing has its own production schedule to meet and American’s issues with seat-manufacturer Zodiac are not really Boeing’s problem.

4 years ago

American Air Says It Is Cancelling Orders From Lie-Flat Seat Maker

American Air Says It Is Cancelling Orders From Lie-Flat Seat Maker

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Airlines have enough problems improving the passenger experience without having to put up with delays for a manufacturer of lie-flat seats. That's why American Airlines canceled future orders from seat-maker Zodiac Aerospace in France.

4 years ago

Qantas’ Dreamliner Plans Mark the Beginning of ‘New Era’

Qantas’ Dreamliner Plans Mark the Beginning of ‘New Era’

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Despite its historic hitches, the Dreamliner has plenty for airlines and passengers to like. Its manageable size is a distinct advantage.

4 years ago

KLM Gives Its Dreamliner Interiors a Dose of Dutch Design

KLM Gives Its Dreamliner Interiors a Dose of Dutch Design

Marisa Garcia, Skift

An emphasis on understated style allows for smart fares that will make these cabins really attractive to passengers in Northern Europe (and beyond).

4 years ago

British Airways’ Leads With Passenger Experience in New Dreamliner First Class

British Airways’ Leads With Passenger Experience in New Dreamliner First Class

Marisa Garcia, Skift

With the secrecy surrounding this new First cabin, and British Airways' history of fast-forward design, we expect to be wowed when it finally leaves the hangar in September.

4 years ago

American Airlines Has High Hopes for Its New Dreamliner Jets

American Airlines Has High Hopes for Its New Dreamliner Jets

David Koenig, Associated Press

Now that it's working free of battery issues, the Dreamliner is the plane that makes long-haul flights cheaper to fly and more enjoyable for passengers.

4 years ago

United Drops Loyalty to Dreamliner in Favor of Older 777 Jets

United Drops Loyalty to Dreamliner in Favor of Older 777 Jets

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Although Dreamliner was heralded as the largest innovation in air travel of its time, United’s swap to 777 serves both the airline and the plane maker. It will be interesting to see whether others follow United’s lead.

4 years ago

American Airlines Dreamliner Late on Delivery as Luxury Seats Run Late

American Airlines Dreamliner Late on Delivery as Luxury Seats Run Late

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

A Texas factory strike slowed the installation of luxury seats in Boeing's 787 Dreamliners, and American Airlines was among the carriers impacted. American is very familiar with labor woes so it is probably very understanding.

4 years ago

Dreamliner Battery Fire Caused by Inadequate Testing, Design

Dreamliner Battery Fire Caused by Inadequate Testing, Design

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The longest grounding in U.S. aviation history revealed inefficient review procedures that put flyers at risk, which will likely lead to increased regulation and coordination between plane makers and government agencies.

4 years ago

Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Going All-In With Delta and the Dreamliner

Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Going All-In With Delta and the Dreamliner

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of the 21 Dreamliners it has lined up, they will make up a majority of its fleet. With the airline's growth limited by Heathrow capacity constraints, taking advantage of the economic benefits of the new planes is of paramount importance.

5 years ago

Richard Branson Gets First Tour of Virgin Atlantic’s First Dreamliner

Richard Branson Gets First Tour of Virgin Atlantic’s First Dreamliner

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Virgin Atlantic is making a big bet on these Dreamliners. The airline's entire fleet currently stands at around 40, and within four years as it takes delivery of these new 787s, the Dreamliner will constitute more than half of Virgin Altantic's fleet.

5 years ago