Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Air Safety

Boeing woes mount up as 787 hit by FAA directive over tyres

Seattle-based air-framer Boeing has been hit with fresh woes as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an airworthiness directive requiring modifications to the tires and wheels on its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner models. The directive states that the tires and wheels “could be susceptible to damage” [read more]

British Airways 787 powered by Roll-Royce Trent 1000 Engines. (TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

Rolls-Royce preparing to test Trent 1000 fix

Rolls-Royce has said that it aims to start testing a permanent fix for the Trent 1000 engine compressor issue in early June. The Derby-based engine manufacturer hopes to start rolling out the replacement part later this year as the company comes under increasing pressure from airlines who have been forced [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Rolls-Royce powered Dreamliners have ETOPS limited

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has limited the ETOPS capability of Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. An airworthiness directive, which will be published today, will say that the fleet of 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C engines will be limited to 140min ETOPS. [read more]

Boeing Gatwick
Civil Aviation

Norwegian 787 maintenance to be carried out at Gatwick

Norwegian has said that it will use Boeing Gatwick for the maintenance of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners from 2019. The 787’s which are currently maintained under Boeings Gold Care program have gone to various facilities including British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC). BAMC had hoped to get the long-term 787 work from [read more]

Boeing 787-10 gets FAA certification
Civil Aviation

Boeing 787-10 gets FAA certification

The largest variant of the Dreamliner family, the Boeing 787-10, has achieved US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, paving the way for its first delivery to Singapore Airlines in the first half of 2018. The 787-10 is 18ft longer than the 787-9 and seats 330 passengers in typical a two-class configuration. Its range [read more]

British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

British Airways upgrades Angola to a Dreamliner

British Airways (BA/BAW) has upgraded its twice-weekly service to the Angolan capital Luanda for Summer 2018 to a Dreamliner aircraft. The flight which operates out of London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) on Thursdays and Sundays is currently operated by a Boeing 777-200ER. The Boeing 787-9 is the most modern aircraft in the [read more]

Airbus A350-1000 certified by the FAA & EASA
Civil Aviation

Airbus A350-1000 certified by the FAA & EASA

On the 25th November 2017 the Airbus A350-1000 officially got its certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Airbus’ biggest variant of the A350 got its type rating last Tuesday after a extensive flight test program carried out by the Airbus team over [read more]