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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....


AeroTime Extra
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....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Dubai Airshow: Biman Bangladesh Airlines orders two Boeing 787

First deals are being signed during the Dubai Airshow, as Biman Bangladesh Airlines have finalized their agreement with Boeing for two 787-9 Dreamliners. The flag carrier of Bangladesh plans to use these wide-bodies to increase connectivity to Europe....


Clement Charpentreau
Qantas tests direct flight between London and Sydney

Qantas has launched its second ultra-long-haul flight test as parts of the Project Sunrise to help gather data on passenger and crew health....


Clement Charpentreau
Former Boeing engineer questions safety of 787 Dreamliner

A former Boeing employee claims that up to a quarter of the oxygen systems installed on Boeing 787 Dreamliner may be defective. The U.S. planemaker denies the accusation....


AeroTime Team
El Al’s new Dreamliners: fuel efficient headache

El Al Israeli Airlines is currently in a process of fleet renewal, introducing new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline expects to receive the final Dreamliner from its order of 16 in the first quarter of 2020; however, it is struggling with Rolls-Royce engines that power 787-9s....


Merve Kara
Egypt Air’s new 787 Dreamliner makes greener journey home

EgyptAir received a brand new Boeing 787 on July 24, 2019. The new Dreamliner took from  Seattle to Cairo, making the 5,925 nautical-mile (10,973 km) journey the longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable fuel....


Merve Kara
Turkish Airlines Dreamliner window melts due to photoshoot

Updated| During promotional shootings of Turkish Airlines’ brand new Boeing 787-9, a window of the airplane melted due to the temperature of spotlights....