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El Al Flight LY88 connects Israel and Australia for 1st time

An unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, El Al Israel Airlines finally operated the long awaited its first direct commercial flight between Israel and Australia on March 24, 2020....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Qantas to ground all widebodies, cut 90% flights due to COVID-19

Caught in the global coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting fall of travel demand, Qantas, the biggest Australian airline, and its subsidiary Jetstar are cutting their international flights by approximately 90%. Amid the changes, the group is preparing to ground “almost” all of its widebody aircraft, with at least 150 planes to be stored. ...


AeroTime Team
Boeing’s February orders and deliveries saved by Dreamliner

Caught in the ongoing 737 MAX crisis and the fall in demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Boeing has witnessed another month where its cancellations exceeded orders. While in February 2020, the U.S. planemaker actually managed to sell some of its products, namely Dreamliners ‒ the same cannot be said about the preceding month ‒ cancellations surpassed new order intake once again. ...


AeroTime Team
ANA Holdings breaks Boeing’s dry spell, opts for 12 Dreamliners

ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA), placed a firm order for 12 Boeing 787s (including 11 787-10s and one 787-9) and option for five 787-9 Dreamliners. The deal, worth over $5 billion at list prices, is the first commercial passenger aircraft order which Boeing has landed (and announced) in over a month.   ...


AeroTime Team
Boeing confirms further 787 Dreamliner production cuts in 2021

Various global events have severely dented the demand for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. So much so, that Boeing resorted to cutting down production, eventually pumping out only 10 aircraft per month....


AeroTime Team
Boeing 787 Dreamliner: shining star or next in line for trouble?

When authorities around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX, the wide-body 787 Dreamliner was left to pick up the pieces. For the first time since entering service in 2011, the aircraft model accounted for approximately half of all the manufacturer’s orders and deliveries in 2019, the company revealed on January 14, 2020. Yet, it still has its own fair share of problems, such as impending production cuts. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing discarded 787 lightning protection, despite FAA objections

According to a publicly available letter, Boeing discarded lightning protection materials from the wings of its 787s, despite objections by the FAA. The removal of these materials has left a lot of fasteners on the wing susceptible to ignition....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ultra-long range flight “trials” and PR magic behind them

Project Sunrise, seemingly, created magic within the industry. Trialing 19-hour flights, Qantas for sure put a lot of attention into getting the word out, especially considering that there are other flights with similar flight hours. At the same time, has it created a trend of airlines announcing trial flights? Exploring the PR magic behind ultra-long-range trial flights:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Jetstar aims to boost demand between Australia and South Korea

Jetstar Airways announced a new route that will connect Australia's Golden Coast with the capital of South Korea, Seoul. The low-cost carrier aims to boost demand for travel between the two countries, which has been falling since September 2018....


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British Airways to take first 787-10 in January 2020

British Airways to take delivery of its new 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020, while the inaugural route to Atlanta (U.S.) to commence the following month ‒ in February 2020, the carrier announced on November 19, 2019....