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How well do you know the Boeing 787? [Quiz]

On July 8, 2007, the Boeing 787 rolled out of the factory for the first time (07/08/07, got it?). To meet the symbolic date, what came out of the hangar was more of a 1:1 model than a real functioning plane, yet the event was watched by millions of people around the world. Today, the aircraft is well established among 60 operators around the world. To commemorate the occasion, AeroTime News prepared a quiz on the Dreamliner....


Rytis Beresnevicius

United Airlines Boeing 787 u-turns three times in two days

In a bizarre turn of events, a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner turned back to Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) three times in two days, as it attempted to leave the Japanese capital....


Clement Charpentreau

Norwegian cancels all remaining Boeing orders

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it would cancel its pending order for 92 Boeing 737 MAX and 5 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets. The airline reiterated its will to receive compensation for the losses generated by the 737 MAX grounding and the 787 Dreamliner Rolls-Royce engine problems....


Rytis Beresnevicius

British Airways to receive first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

British Airways is set to expand its Boeing 787 Dreamliner family aircraft, as it is about to accept the largest member, the 787-10, into its fleet on May 21, 2020....


AeroTime Team

Two Qatar Airways planes collide due strong winds in Doha

Two Qatar Airways planes collided on the ground in Doha, Qatar, on April 30, 2020. The culprit of the incident appears to be a storm, as the winds gusts, reaching up to 110 km/h (61 knots), pushed a Boeing 787 out of its parking place. The Dreamliner impacted an Airbus A350XWB, which was parked nearby. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Boeing needs more money, expects several thousand layoffs

As it faces the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air transport, Boeing is preparing to take additional loans in the coming months and suspend the payment of dividends for years. More layoffs at the company are also expected, starting from June 2020....


AeroTime Team

Air Canada’s Dreamliner embarks from Sydney to Toronto non-stop

Air Canada is flying directly from Sydney (Australia) to Toronto (Canada) on April 27, 2020. Covering some 15,552 kilometers (9,812 miles), the flight AC7214 is one of the longest ones on the airline’s route map. But is it a record-breaker?...


Clement Charpentreau

Boeing extends production halt as 1000th Dreamliner takes off

Production continues at Boeing’s facility of North Charleston, South Carolina, and on April 3, 2020, the 1000th Dreamliner came out of the final assembly line. In Washington State however, the manufacturer has prolonged the suspension of its activities for an indefinite period after 133 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 of contamination were recorded among its employees....


AeroTime Team

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. ...