Tag : 787

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Boeing Uses a 787 to Draw a 787 Dreamliner During ETOPS Test

At 15:38 local time N7874, the fourth 787 built, departed Boeing Field in Seattle for an 18-hour, 22 state test flight. The crew spent the overnight hours above the United States performing ETOPS testing on the new Rolls Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine, which will power the 787-10. (more…)

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Air Canada’s New Livery and How to Track It

Air Canada unveiled its new livery yesterday, repainting an initial three aircraft for simultaneous events in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The airline painted a 787-8 and two A321s, all three of which will re-enter revenue service today. (more…)

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Following the 787 Fleet for a Day

Monday was the fifth anniversary of the first 787 delivery to launch customer All Nippon Airways. Since then, Boeing has delivered over 450 787s and has orders for 700 more. We decided to take a look at Monday’s 787 flights to see how airlines are using the 787. All data is taken from Monday, 26 September UTC. (more…)

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Happy 100th Birthday Boeing

In 1916, Boeing delivered its first airplane, the Boeing B&W. 100 years later they’ve produced and delivered tens of thousands of airplanes, and nearly 10,000 of the 737 alone. We took a few family portraits to see how many Boeing aircraft are up in the air today. Happy 100th Birthday Boeing! (more…)

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Following the Farnborough International Airshow

Every two years the eyes of the aviation world turn to a small airport southwest of London for the Farnborough International Airshow. This year’s show runs from 11 to 17 July, and is open to the public the weekend of 16 and 17 July. Aircraft manufacturers bring their latest and greatest, new products are unveiled, and airlines announce major purchases. Each day also includes a flying display, much of which you can track on Flightradar24. We’ve put together a short guide to tracking some of the interesting aircraft appearing this year in Farnborough. We’ll also be at the airshow on Thursday, 14 July so be sure to check our Twitter and Facebook page for updates. (more…)

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Dreamlining—Following an American Airlines 787 for a Year

American Airlines took delivery of its first 787—N800AN—in January 2015 and quickly put it to work training pilots and other crew on the aircraft. American began commercial service a few months later on 7 May 2015 as N801AC carried passengers from Dallas to Chicago. We followed N800AN, American’s first 787-8 for a year to see how far it traveled and where it’s gone. (more…)

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A Week in the Life of Three Types of Airplanes

Airline operations staff spend a lot of time making sure they are getting the most out of their aircraft. That means using the right aircraft on the right route. For some airlines, like Southwwest or easyJet, that problem is solved by having one type of airplane and a route network that fits the aircraft’s performance. For others, like United Airlines or Qantas, it means having multiple types of aircraft for different missions. (more…)

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