Boeing demonstrated the 787-8 with a near vertical take-off (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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Boeing facing fresh probe after admitting it may not have inspected 787s properly

US plane maker Boeing is facing fresh probes from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after it admitted it may have not inspected Boeing 787 Dreamliners properly. The investigation will look at whether staff falsified records about aircraft rolling off the production 787 production line forcing Boeing to reinspect all current [read more]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
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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. (Max Thrust Digital)
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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: Max Thrust Digital)
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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 787-10 gets FAA certification
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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]