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Post by sn26567 » 18 Jul 2018, 19:14

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ANA All Nippon Airways cancelled a further 330 domestic flights from 23-31 July 2018, and warned of further cancellations in August as it continues to inspect Trent 1000 engines on its B787s.
Here we go: ANA All Nippon Airways to cancel 378 domestic flights operated by B787s during August 2018 to accommodate mandatory inspections on their RR Trent 1000 engines.
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Post by sn26567 » 31 Jul 2018, 23:16

It's not only Rolls-Royce that has problems with its 787 engines: the FAA ordered GE Aviation to replace high-pressure turbine stator cases on some GEnx turbofans. Those engines include variants of GEnx-1Bs, which power B787s, and GEnx-2Bs, which power B747-8s.
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Post by sn26567 » 31 Aug 2018, 10:56

And the problems are ongoing.

We know already that BA hired Air Belgium to carry out some flights to CAI normally operated by B787.

Now Air New Zealand announced alterations to its winter 2018 schedules due to the ongoing issues with Boeing 787 aircraft.

The Sydney – Rarotonga route from 15th November will have a Boeing 777-200ER rather than the scheduled 787-9.

Flights to Vancouver from Auckland had been planned to be flown by 787-9 aircraft, however, due to the issues with the type, a 777-200ER will continue to operate the service. The extra flights previously planned from 7 to 8 or 9 flights a week from 10th December have been shelved for the time being. ANZ will upgrade to a 777-300ER on these dates 28th October, 10th November, 17th November and 1st December.

The planned increase in schedules on the Auckland to Buenos Aires will be cancelled and will remain at 5 flights a week with a 777-200ER continuing to operate the route.

The airline has confirmed it will use an EVA Air 777-300ER on the Auckland – Los Angeles route to operate flights NZ006/005 on several dates throughout the winter season.
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Post by quixoticguide » 31 Aug 2018, 11:07

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And the problems are ongoing.

We know already that BA hired Air Belgium to carry out some flights to CAI normally operated by B787.

Now Air New Zealand announced alterations to its winter 2018 schedules due to the ongoing issues with Boeing 787 aircraft.

The Sydney – Rarotonga route from 15th November will have a Boeing 777-200ER rather than the scheduled 787-9.

Flights to Vancouver from Auckland had been planned to be flown by 787-9 aircraft, however, due to the issues with the type, a 777-200ER will continue to operate the service. The extra flights previously planned from 7 to 8 or 9 flights a week from 10th December have been shelved for the time being. ANZ will upgrade to a 777-300ER on these dates 28th October, 10th November, 17th November and 1st December.

The planned increase in schedules on the Auckland to Buenos Aires will be cancelled and will remain at 5 flights a week with a 777-200ER continuing to operate the route.

The airline has confirmed it will use an EVA Air 777-300ER on the Auckland – Los Angeles route to operate flights NZ006/005 on several dates throughout the winter season.
And they have still a SQ B777-200ER (ZK-OKI) for AKL-HNL flights. (NZ9/NZ10)
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El Al has cancelled one B787-8 on order with Boeing, as it adjusts its fleet ownership structure. The carrier now has commitments for 16 aircraft, comprising 12 B787-9s and four -8s.
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Post by luchtzak » 07 Jan 2019, 21:00

United Airlines is the first airline to operate all three variants of the 787, -8 -9 -10

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On social media: Emirates is the only carrier who flew ALL 6 777 variants, (200/200ER/200LR/300/300ER/777F). This will soon be all 8 with orders for both -8X and -9X coming.

Only British Airways and Air France have operated all A320ceo family. A318/A319/A320/A321. Air France did first as they got A318 in 2003 and not 2009 like BA. They remain the only two airlines to fly the A320-100 too.

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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 07 Jan 2019, 21:38

luchtzak wrote:
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Only British Airways and Air France have operated all A320ceo family. A318/A319/A320/A321. Air France did first as they got A318 in 2003 and not 2009 like BA. They remain the only two airlines to fly the A320-100 too.
Actually "to have flown" as there are no A320-100s flying for many years already. Though most airlines still show "A320-100/200" on their on-board safety card. :?

And now back to our regular programming : the B787. ;)

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Post by sn26567 » 11 Feb 2019, 19:05

British Airways was forced to ground one of its new B787s at London Heathrow for nearly a year because of problems with RR engines.
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Post by sn26567 » 20 Apr 2019, 23:52

After the MCAS problems plaguing the 737 MAX, the New York Times has discovered that the manufacturing of the Boeing 787 at the South Carolina plant has also a lot of issues that could have negatives effects on the safety of the aircraft.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/busi ... -ios-share

Terrible accusations, if you ask me!

But Boeing has issued a response saying that the New York Times story paints an inaccurate picture of Boeing South Carolina...

https://weareboeingsc.com/new-york-time ... 11354204=1

Whom to believe?
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Post by TLspotting » 30 Apr 2019, 19:45

Gulf Air has entrusted maintenance of the APS5000 APU equipping the airline’s 10 new B787-9s to EPCOR. The long-term contract includes a guarantee covering APU replacement.

Gulf Air signed with Safran an agreement to equip the airline’s new fleet of 10 B787-9s and 12 A320neos with Safran Landing Systems wheels and brakes.
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Post by sn26567 » 02 May 2019, 22:16

FAA is mandating new flight control software and parts on B787 to address what it called an unsafe operating condition of certain products on the plane.
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Post by sn26567 » 29 Jun 2019, 14:44

Federal prosecutors are expanding their Boeing probe, investigating charges the 787 Dreamliner’s manufacture was plagued with the same incompetence that dogged the doomed 737 MAX and resulted in hundreds of deaths.

The US Department of Justice has requested records related to 787 Dreamliner production at Boeing’s South Carolina plant, where two sources who spoke to the Seattle Times said there have been allegations of “shoddy work.” A third source confirmed individual employees at the Charleston plant had received subpoenas earlier this month from the “same group” of prosecutors conducting the ongoing probe into the 737 MAX.

https://travelwirenews.com/boeing-787-d ... r-1490014/
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Re: Boeing 787 news

Post by Passenger » 06 Aug 2019, 12:50

KLM is unhappy about Boeings' 787 quality control, according to a leaked survey:
https://www.postandcourier.com/business ... d055e.html

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Post by Desert Rat » 07 Aug 2019, 11:16

I guess you are not very familiar with A/C delivery process, stories like these one are very common, be it Embraer, Airbus or any other A/C manufacturer. A smooth delivery and acceptance is always a sweet dream for the FAL delivery manager.
What really matters is the "R" concession's severity, and that QLB item's are all closed.
For the rest, it' s part of the business to have quality flaws. Manufacturer's are really working hard to improve quality at delivery, but when you see the production ramp-up these last few years, it is inevitable to have quality issues.
That's the reason why customer is invited to the whole production process, even at fuselage sections part or pylon manufacturing plant.
That KLM is complaining, for me, means that they had access and were able to complain. Which is a good thing!
At least this is how I feel it...

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Re: Boeing 787 news

Post by sn26567 » 22 Aug 2019, 22:24

Qantas has announced three ultra-long-haul research flights to gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The B787 flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York form part of planning for Project Sunrise. An aircraft decision is due by 2019 end.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qant ... australia/
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