Wednesday, July 24, 2024

El Al takes delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner

El Al Israel Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first of 16 on order. The 787-9, leased through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation, touched down in Tel Aviv following a non-stop flight of 6,746 miles from Paine Field, adjacent to Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington. El Al chief executive […]

McAllister to succeed Conner at Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Kevin McAllister is to take over as Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding vice chairman, Ray Conner. Conner will continue as Boeing vice chairman through 2017, working closely with McAllister on the hand-off of customer, supplier, and community and government relationships. The 61-year old has been president and CEO of Commercial […]

Qatar Airways orders 100 Boeing aircraft

Qatar Airways is to spend $11.7 billion expanding its Boeing fleet with 30 787-9s, 10 777-300ERs, and has also signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s, valued at $6.9 billion. The order will increase its backlog of widebody aircraft from 65 to 105 including 60 777Xs. Qatar Airways was the […]

50th Boeing 787 Dreamliner for All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the first carrier in the world to operate 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners following a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center. The Japanese carrier was the 787 launch customer when it ordered 50 in 2004, with the first aircraft entering service in 2011, and since then it has ordered an […]

FIA16: Volga-Dnepr finalises deal for 20 747-8 Freighters

Volga-Dnepr Group has finalised the terms of a deal to acquire 20 Boeing 747-8 Freighters at the Farnborough International Airshow. The group was the first in Russia to order a 747-8F and took delivery of the first aircraft in 2012. The new aircraft will grow AirBridgeCargo’s fleet and replace current 747-400s, and will be acquired […]

VietJet finalises order for 100 737 MAXs

VietJet has finalised an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAXs worth $11.3 billion, with deliveries due to start in 2019. The agreement was signed at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi by VietJet president and chief executive officer (CEO), Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Ray Conner. The US president, Barack […]

Qatar Airways receives 50th Boeing 777

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 777, bringing its fleet to 180 single aisle and widebody aircraft. The airline first ordered 777s back in 2006, when it flew to 50 destinations, and says the aircraft has been invaluable, as it has increased its network to over 150. Qatar Airways has been using […]

Saudia takes delivery of first 787 Dreamliner

Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, as part of a delivery of two 787-9s and one Boeing 777-300ER [Extended Range]. The national airline of Saudi Arabia ordered eight 787-9s in 2010 and the latest delivery brings its Boeing fleet to 48 aircraft, including 777-200ERs, 777-300ERs and 747-400s. Boeing Commercial […]

Boeing carries out first 737 MAX test flight

Boeing has carried out the first test flight of the 737 MAX, which remains on track for the first delivery in the third quarter of 2017. The 737 MAX 8 flight from Renton Field, Washington, lasted two hours and 47 minutes reaching altitudes of 25,000 feet. Boeing says the 737 MAX uses 20 per cent […]

Boeing to slow 747-8 production due to weak cargo market

Boeing is to slow production of the 747-8 to 0.5 aircraft per month in September 2016 due to weakness in the cargo market. The aircraft manufacturer had already announced it would cut production from 1.3 747-8s per month to one from March 2016. It says weak cargo recovery has slowed demand for the 747-8 Freighter. […]

Boeing delivers record number of aircraft

Boeing delivered 762 commercial aircraft in 2015, 39 more than 2014, which it says is a record. The manufacturer says it received 768 orders worth $112.4 billion, and at the end of 2015 had 5,795 unfilled orders. Of the 768 net orders, 588 were Boeing 737s, two were Boeing 747s, 49 were Boeing 767s, 58 […]

EVA confirms order for 24 Boeing 787-10s

EVA Airways has finalised its order for up to 24 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges (ER) in a deal worth $8 billion. The Taiwanese carrier is purchasing the aircraft to modernise its fleet, with the intention of retiring older units. It also plans to increase its fleet by more than 100 […]

Korean Air confirms order for 30 Boeing 737 MAXs

Korean Air has finalised its order for 30 Boeing 737 MAXs and two Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges in a deal worth about $4 billion. The airline announced its intention to purchase the aircraft at the Paris Air Show on 15 June. Korean Air also has the option for an additional 20 737 MAXs, which if […]

El Al orders nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners

El Al Israel Airlines has ordered up to nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners, worth $2.2 billion, and will lease an additional six 787s from leasing companies. Boeing says three of the orders are firm while the others are subject to contractual requirements being finalised. The manufacturer says the 787 uses 20 per cent less fuel and […]

EVA Airways orders 24 Boeing 787-10s

EVA Airways has ordered 24 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and an additional two Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges in a deal worth $8 billion. EVA now has 15 777-300ERs on order, 24 787-10s and five Boeing 777 Freighters, which were ordered at the Paris Air Show in June and finalised in July, in a deal worth $1.5 […]