Boeing 787 – Information and First Flight Video

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On December 15, 2009, the highly anticipated Boeing 787 first flight video hit the airwaves as everyone sat on pins and needles watching as the jetliner took off from Everett’s Paine Field, flying Northwestern Washington. The very first flight was scheduled to take place in 2007, with deliveries to take place in 2008. However, because of numerous issues, Boeing had no choice but to push the unveiling back up to five times. This caused a tremendous loss to the company in terms of money (billions of dollars), credibility and eventually sales.

Nonetheless, the Boeing 787 first flight video did not disappoint. Also known as the Dreamliner, the Boeing 787 is the world’s first commercial plane to be manufactured with one-half of the planes components constructed from lightweight composite materials. Tension mounted for a few moments as the aircraft carrier paused for a few moments when nearing the end of the runway in order to warm up its engines. The flight went off without a hitch and the pilots were able to test all the landing gear and flaps during the three hour trip.

As expected, the Boeing 787 first fight video cemented the fact that this jetliner was worth the weight. In fact, it is the Boeing’s top selling new airplane to date. It is able to fit some 250 passenger. But here’s the best part: The Boeing 787 is about 20 percent more fuel efficient than any other plane in its class. It boasts a lighter weight, establishing an amazing level of comfort. As you are watching the video above of the Boeing 787 first flight, you’ll see why it has already obtained billions of dollars in orders.

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Boeing 777 Plane Crashes in San Francisco

Filed under: News - 09 Jul 2013  | Spread the word !

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Tragedy happened this week when a Boeing 777 plane crashed in San Francisco. After the crash two people died and 181 are hospitalized. 123 people got away unharmed. The accident was so bad that everyone was shocked that the number of victims was limited. How the accident occurred? Until now the only thing certain is that the plane burst into flames while landing at the San Francisco International Airport.


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It seems that the plane approached the runway, while there was no high wind and the sky was sunny. The landing conditions were considered to be perfect, according to specialists, so why tragedy occurred is still a mystery. Authorities are trying to determine what went wrong and how this happened.

“Boeing extends its concern for the safety of those on board Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Boeing is preparing to provide technical assistance to the National Transportation Safety Board as it investigates the accident,” an official statement of the company said.


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Boeing is one of the largest and most appreciated plane manufacturers in the world. Well, the crash that happened on Saturday has managed to put the Boeing 777 into a bad light. Actually, this is the first time when this Boeing model is linked to a tragedy. Since the release of the Boeing 777, the plane has had an almost perfect track record.

One of the most famous incidents involving the Boeing 777 took place in 2008. Then, a plane crashed at London’s Heathrow airport. It seems that the cause was power loss due to the build up of ice. No one died in the crash, although more than 47 people were injured.

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Boeing To Make New Planes

Filed under: Boeing 787 - 17 Jun 2013  | Spread the word !

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Despite the latest scandals linked to the battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the company will be moving ahead to make new planes. An improved version of the 777 wide-body is set to be released, too. This means that the battery issue that has created so many headlines in the past few weeks has not affected in any way the Boeing delivery guidance.


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Reps for Boeing claim that the company is aware of the fact that this event has affected the reputation of the firm. However, they say they took all measures to eliminate potential risks of all type and ensure the safety of Boeing flights.


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The demand for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is still high, as well as the one for the 787 – 10x, which is going to be the largest version of the Dreamliner to ever been built. In fact, the popularity of Boeing airplanes seems to grow each day. Singapore Airlines has recently announced that they will be ordering no less than 30 new planes. And this is just one of the companies interested in using Boeing Dreamliners.

If that will change and airlines will have less faith in the Dreamliner, due to the most recent events, is something we will see in the next months.

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Boeing 787 Resumes Flying with New Batteries

Filed under: Boeing 787,News - 09 May 2013  | Spread the word !

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the aircraft that was grounded worldwide after flaws in its battery compartment were found to pose a fire risk, is back in the skies.


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After extensive redesign, the new battery has been re-certified and the first modified 787 – an Ethiopian Airlines plane – resumed flying on April 27. Qatar Airlines has also resumed its 787 operations but, according to Flight International, other airlines aren’t likely to get the Dreamliner up an running until June, giving them time to complete tests and training.

The fire in a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Boston’s Logan Airport seems to have been caused by problems in its innovative lithium-ion battery packs. The grounding left dozens of Dreamliners stranded at airports around the world.

Following the incident, the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) set strict standards for any return to service. Boeing’s team spend over 100,000 hours working on the battery problem and, on April 19, they finally approved the modifications to the battery pack.


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Ray Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO, said: “This is a comprehensive and permanent solution with multiple layers of protection. The ultimate layer of protection is the new enclosure, which will ensure that even if a battery fails, there is no impact to the airplane and no possibility of fire. We have the right solution in hand, and we are ready to go”.

The FAA will monitor modifications of the jet up close in the US fleet – currently, United Airlines is the only operator of the type in America – and aircraft can only return to service after the authority accepts the work.

Additionally, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is conducting an urgent round of testing to find out the root cause of the original fires. The solicitation, issued on May 3, uses the “urgency” of the tests to justify bypassing federal regulations that require calling for multiple bids and instead award the work to a contractor based close to the agency’s headquarters in Washington DC.


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In clearing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for duty, the FAA also said that it will “require airlines that operate the 787 to install containment and venting systems for the main and auxiliary system batteries, and to replace the batteries and their chargers with modified components”.

In the meantime, the batteries that resulted in Boeing 787 Dreamliners’ grounding across the globe months ago have been ordered to undergo X-rays to help investigators find out what caused them to overheat and catch fire.

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Boeing 787 Test Flights Delayed

Filed under: Boeing 787,News - 22 Mar 2013  | Spread the word !

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Rumors of the Boeing company beginning flight tests of its revamped battery system on the 787 Dreamliner as early as this week have been going around for quite some time now. According to an American newspaper, plans are for two such flights.


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Needless to say that these flights represent a major step toward getting the troubled Boeing 787 airliner back in the skies. The global fleet of 50 Dreamliners has been held to the ground since the middle of January, following separate battery fires in Boston and Japan.

Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing’s test plans for the new safeguards the company plans on implementing on the lithium-ion battery system on the airliner. If the company can prove that those safeguards work, regulators may allow the Boeing 787 to begin carrying passengers once again.


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The company said that this could happen “in weeks, not months”, although some observers have maintained their skepticism of such a rapid comeback, especially since the main cause of the battery fires has yet to be determined.

Moreover, Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau has announced this Friday (March 22, 2013) that preparations are not ready yet for any test flight of Boeing’s grounded 787 Dreamliner this week. This means that, despite all the rumors, the Boeing 787 test flights will be delayed.

It’s Thursday [in the United States] and nothing has been set”, said Shigeru Takano, a senior safety official at the Civil Aviation Bureau. “There are a number of steps it needs to take before a test flight”, added the official in a news briefing.


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Meanwhile, production on the 787 has continued apace as the company still plans on increasing its program rate from the five Dreamliners a month it currently manufactures, to 10 airliners per month by the end of the year. That translates into a lot of work at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. in Wichita, Kansas, where the forward fuselage and other components of the Boeing 787 are built.

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Modern Jets

Filed under: General Facts - 18 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

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With the advancement of technology, jets were included in the devices that are to be improved. With all the new materials and developments in the market, it was clear that the research for aircrafts was going places as well… high and modern places that is! There have been several note worthy jets to bring out new standards in the domain! Here they are, with their new and modern particular features:

Boeing 787 Dreamliner


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  • made out of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic;
  • lower weight and therefore lower fuel consumption;
  • larger windows with electric tinting;
  • lower air pressure and moisture;
  • engines with noise-reduction chevrons.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental


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  • composite frame;
  • longer chassis;
  • cost-effective, quiet and environmentally friendly;
  • revamped and renovated interiors in the cabins and in the aisles;
  • more spacious passenger entry;
  • LED “mood” lighting;
  • large capacity overhead bins.

Airbus A350


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  • medium-size twin-isle jet;
  • composites materials;
  • high fuel efficiency;
  • more comfortable;
  • similar features with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing 777-X


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  • the improved version of the long-range 777;
  • overhauled wings, engines and interiors;
  • extended range model 777-8LX;
  • created for long direct flights.
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Engine Crack Found In Another Boeing 787

Filed under: News - 01 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

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After a similar event that occurred during a test about two months ago, another Boeing 787 is facing engine problems. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, an engine crack was found by federal plane inspectors in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

By the time when investigators discovered the problem, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner had not flown yet. The second engine problem was actually found during a simple inspection. However, no details of the event have been shared yet, but it seems that the investigation is continuing.

Primary findings show that the failed engine actually was intact and there were no signs or indications of cracking. Boeing, General Electric and the Federal Aviation Administration are all performing their own investigations on the case.

Anyway, this is not the only event of this kind. Earlier this year, a Boeing 787 experienced a similar trouble. In July 2012 an engine problem was found during a test at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina. There were no passengers on board back then, so no one was injured.

However, the National Transportation Board has already recommended inspections to all new Boeing 787 which feature a General Electric engine. As two aircrafts have already had problems in the past few months, in two separate incidents, specialists claim that similar events can easily take place. “The parties to our investigation, the FAA, GE and Boeing, have taken many important steps and additional efforts are in progress to ensure that the fleet is inspected properly,” a statement released by the National Transportation Board said. “We are issuing this recommendation today because of the potential for multiple engine failures on a single aircraft and the urgent need for FAA to act immediately,” the same statement said according to Wired.com.


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The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner has flown last year, about 3 years later than first scheduled. The impressive plane features a GEnx engine, manufactured at a General Electric facility in Cincinnati. If the engine has some problems from its production or not is something that has already raised a lot of debate and controversy.

The news on this second engine crack in a Boeing 787 comes just a couple of days after a similar Boeing 787 lost power during a takeoff in Shanghai, China.


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Numerous airline companies have already ordered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. United Airlines is scheduled to begin flying the Boeing 787 in November. In September, Air India received their first Dreamliner. Regardless of the problems Boeing 787 has experienced in the past few months, producers claim that the delivery program will not be affected. Boeing will continue to deliver planes as scheduled.

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Ethiopian Airlines Brings The Boeing 787 Dreamliner To Africa

Filed under: News - 04 Sep 2012  | Spread the word !

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Ethiopian Airlines became the first airline company to own a Boeing 787 outside Japan. The company has become one of the most profitable airlines in the world, with a growth of more than 20 percent, despite the economical struggle and the financial crisis that has affected the whole world. Ethiopian Airlines plan on carrying 18 million passengers by 2025, this being the reason why they need the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


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The introduction of the first Boeing 787 in Africa could transform the way flight travel was seen until today. The Boeing 787 is the most fuel-efficient passenger airliner in the world, but also the most comfortable one. This means that purchasing a Boeing 787 is a great economical decision for any airline company. Such a company usually consumes 30 percent of its financial resources on fuel, so reducing consumption can only be a great idea. There is no wonder after all that handling an airliner which saves a lot of fuel is such an attractive idea.

The other two important airline companies in Africa, Kenya Airways and Nigeria Arik Air, have also ordered Boeing 787 airliners, but due to the delays in Boeing’s manufacturing process, they will most likely not receive them for years. And since there will be no competition for Ethiopian Airlines in the near future, the company’s profit is expected to grow thanks to the Boeing 787 they just started to operate.


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According to CNN, a rep of the company declared that Ethiopian Airlines has actually ordered 10 Boeing 787 airliners, the first four being delivered by the end of the year. The second airliner will be used on the route to Washington, while the first will be utilized for operations within the African continent.

The event took place on September 1, when Ghana actually entered in history as the place where the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Africa. The amazing airliner was named Africa First. Below you can watch a video of the landing.

Boeing 787 features are absolutely impressive. The airliner features a spacious cabin, having the largest window on any other airplanes manufactured until today. In business class, passengers are able to easily move, the airplane offering a lot of space. The Boeing 787 is designed as a 234 passenger airliner, in a three class setup. The jet airliner can set up to 290 passengers.

The airliner is believed to be the best both when it comes to functionality and comfort. Fuel saving is without a doubt the most important feature of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This is the most fuel-efficient airliner in the world. Due to the large windows, passengers are able to enjoy some breathtaking views during a flight on this impressive plane. The Dreamliner provides safety, comfort and convenient flight, so there is no wonder after all that more and more airline companies from all around the world decide to purchase this aircraft.

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Charleston Airport Shut Down by Boeing 787 Engine Trouble

Filed under: News - 30 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

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Problems with a Boeing 787 have determined the temporary closure of the Charleston International Airport on Saturday, July 28, 2012. According to the Wall Street Journal, debris from the airliner’s engine fell on the runway and into the grass, where they sparked a fire. As a consequence of this situation, the airport had to be closed for about one hour.


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Even though the incident involved a Boeing 787, officials from the company said that they have no knowledge of the existence of any types of problems with the General Electric engines these airlines are equipped with. Boeing said that there is no risk of similar issues to affect the other 787s which already are in use at airline companies.

Actually, Japan Airlines is the only company at the moment which operates Boeing 787 airliners with a General Electric engine. Still, certain issues with the engines of five of these planes have been reported last week, even though Boeing reps said that they were just minor and there is absolutely no reason of concern.


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Several Boeing 787 airliners are expected to be delivered to Air India. In fact, Boeing may actually be in the situation of having to pay certain compensation for the delays in delivering the airlines. Air India has already announced that they will be welcoming three Boeing 787 aircrafts in August.

Currently, the engine problems that the Boeing 787 had at Charleston are investigated by specialists, as well as the safety of these airlines. The debris fallen from the engine determined the fire at this airport. Events have actually taken place during a preflight test. The Boeing 787 submitted to the test was supposed to be one of the planes to be delivered to Air India. The engine issue broke while the airliner was undergoing a preflight runway test. However, investigations made by Boeing are still in their early stages. Until now there is no proof that the GE engines are going to raise safety issues.


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Due to the incident the airport had to be closed down for an hour and 10 minutes, while a few flights had to be delayed. Anyway, officials at Charleston Airport claimed that the delay did not turn out affecting other flights. No flights have been canceled despite the fact that the airport had to be shut down. The grass fire was very small, an official declared, so there was no reason to raise any concerns on the safety of the airport or the other passengers.

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Qatar Airways Unveils New Model of Boeing 787

Filed under: News - 11 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the most luxurious aircrafts ever built by Boeing. Its popularity grew over the years as more and more airlines have adopted this beautiful model. More recently, Qatar Airways officially unveiled its new model of Boeing 787 at Farnborough International Air Show, the world’s largest aerospace event. The recently promoted global debut of the new Dreamliner model marks an important milestone of the five 787s planned to be released in 2012.

The Chief Executive Officer Akbar al Baker for Qatar Airways was joined by the new president of Boeing and Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner, as well as major key figures from worldwide travel industry, corporations and international media for the great unveiling. This was the first time a Dreamliner participated in an international airline show. Al Baker claimed that this particular show represented the perfect opportunity for releasing the new Dreamliner model, since all the big names of the airline industry and the biggest names in the international media were present.

Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, stated that [...] we have continued to push the boundaries and set new standards in global aviation for more than a decade to create a world class airline.” Source


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The maxi plane of Boeing is a more fuel-efficient version of 737, the world’s best selling airplane. The company says airlines operating the Dreamliner will see a 13 percent fuel burn improvement over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes and an eight percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow’s competition, making the plane the most fuel-efficient in its segment with the lowest operating costs.

Expectations are high that Boeing will clinch a raft of deals for the plane as it tries to catch up with Airbus in orders for single aisle aircraft. Airbus, which is a subsidiary of EADS, won the battle for orders at last year’s Paris Airshow. Boeing’s 2012 current industry market outlook forecasts a market for 34.000 airplanes worth $4.5 trillion over the next 20 years.

With air travel tracking economic growth, the industry faces challenges this year as the global economy is showing signs of slowing down and governments al around the world are cutting back costs on military spending as they deal with high debt levels.

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Increased Safety In A Boeing 787

Filed under: Boeing 787 - 03 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

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The Boeing 787 is a mid-size and long-range, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, including 290 seats for passengers. This jet airliner is also the most fuel-efficient in the world and the first airliner made from composite materials. It’s spacious and very comfortable, so flying will be from now on much more pleasant and more secure that before. The first flight of it took place on December 15, 2009 and it was first used by All Nippon Airways in 2011. Until now, there are three variants of it such as 787-8, 787-9, 787-3, and 787-10 and producing these models needed an intense and large-scale collaboration with a lot of international suppliers.

Such an incredible airliner also includes advanced technology and its design is great, so you will feel amazing. Although this airplane is huge, it doesn’t consume a lot of fuel, which is great. Additionally, it’s famous for its incredible features such as smoother contour, noise-reducing chevrons on the engine nacelles, as well as four-panel windshield and includes two classes and many interior beautiful arrangements, so it will be a pleasure to travel by it. It can also be set out in multiple types of seat rows, based on the concept of space, comfort and mobility, which is great, mainly for families with kids, but also for businesspersons who want to discuss and they need to move from place to another.

Plus, Boeing 787 Dreamliner windows are designed in such a way to provide an incredible view of the horizon and there are also light-emitting diodes which create a wonderful atmosphere, so the level of comfort is very increased. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner also includes modern systems that provide both functionality and efficiency, being able to self monitor and report systems maintenance requirements to ground based computer systems. Moreover, its engines are an impressive jump in technology, but even so, its development goes on and the new models that will emerge, will definitely be better as more than 50 of the world’s most capable top tier supplier partners were hired to bring innovation and expertise, so it will definitely continue to be the most amazing and safest airline in the world due to the fact that is covered with carbon fiber, which makes it lighter. Moreover, passengers will have a wonderful and comfortable experience and their level of safety will also be increased.

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