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Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected

Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes even after Federal Aviation Administration experts objected, The Seattle Times reported. The FAA approved the change after Boeing appealed its rejection, which had said Boeing could not sufficiently prove that the fuel tank would not ignite. The FAA’s […]
Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected
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‘I never plan to fly on it’: Workers reportedly recount poor practices at a Boeing factory in South Carolina that could spell trouble for Dreamliner plane

After two tragic crashes that led to the widespread grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX aeroplanes, The New York Times reports that issues at a South Carolina factory could mean problems for the company’s 787 Dreamliner plane as well. The Times report includes several instances of potentially dangerous debris left on […]
‘I never plan to fly on it’: Workers reportedly recount poor practices at a Boeing factory in South Carolina that could spell trouble for Dreamliner plane
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Qantas is sending the new Dreamliner 787 to Hong Kong

Qantas will put the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Hong Kong route in time for Christmas, the airline has announced. The 236-seat long-range plane, which is replacing the last of the airline’s 747s, will initially start on the Melbourne to Hong Kong route from December 13, but only until […]
Qantas is sending the new Dreamliner 787 to Hong Kong
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SEAT REVIEW: Economy on the Qantas Dreamliner direct to London from Perth

What flight? Boeing 787/9 Flight QF 9 Dreamliner Perth to London, duration 17 hours. Departure time 18.45 Monday. Arrival 05.00 Tuesday UK time. Cost $1965.80, which included the return Sydney/Perth flights (five hours). Going out, I left home on Sunday afternoon, stayed overnight near Perth with a friend where I […]
SEAT REVIEW: Economy on the Qantas Dreamliner direct to London from Perth
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The Qantas 747 ‘jumbo’ has just two years left to live

For nearly 40 years the Boeing 747 has been a mainstay of the Qantas fleet, but as the Australian airline enters an era of record profitability and looks to modernise its fleet, CEO Alan Joyce has called time on the “jumbo” jet. Forecasting full year record underlying profit before tax […]
The Qantas 747 ‘jumbo’ has just two years left to live
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How pilots cut corners to make up for lost time on delayed flights

Most travellers have experienced the frustration of waiting around for a delayed flight. But shaving those extra minutes off a flight’s duration isn’t as simple as just flying faster. Instead, pilots can actually cut corners on the route. Weather and wind paths called jet streams also have an effect on […]
How pilots cut corners to make up for lost time on delayed flights