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JAL preps to be Boeing’s second 787 customer as delivery nears

Japan Airlines is preparing to become the second 787 customer, as Boeing nears imminent certification of GEnx-1B engines and a restart of deliveries that were stalled in early February by required repairs following improper shim installation in its aft fuselages.  The airline has completed both route proving and maintenance training following a quiet visit of […]

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Boeing reviewing 787 delivery schedule as post-certification rework looms

Boeing is once again examining its 787 delivery schedule as it seeks to address the mountain of post-certification rework required to turn partially completed airframes into deliverable passenger aircraft, confirm multiple program sources. Staff from around Boeing and its supply chain tell FlightBlogger that driving the current schedule review is the formulation of a plan […]

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LAN confirms early 787 arrival, joins ANA, RAM, JAL, Air India, China Southern, Ethiopian, Qatar & Continental in 2011

LAN Airlines has confirmed that it plans to accelerate delivery of its first 787 from 2014 to the second quarter of 2011.  This page reported in January that LAN assumed two delivery spots from All Nippon Airways. The Santiago-based airline will take delivery of Airplanes 10 and 16, previously allocated to ANA. Airplane 10 is […]

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Sources: LAN set to take early 787 slots

Santiago-based carrier LAN is set to make a major acceleration in its delivery of its first Boeing 787 after a slot swap with Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), say sources close to the Latin American carrier and the US airframer. Two delivery slots from the early batch of aircraft scheduled for delivery in late 2010 […]

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April 13 – The Week Ahead Open Thread

Firsts & LastsThis week, the final 747-400ERF will move to the flight line, followed possibly later this week by Dreamliner One after it completes the factory gauntlet. Eye on QANTASSigns point to some kind of announcement on the QANTAS/Jetstar fleet as early as Tuesday, though it remains to be seen what the content of such […]

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