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Boeing will not profit from the 787, says report

G-TUIB, the second Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Thomson Airways.

A recently published report says that Boeing will never make a profit from the 787 Dreamliner. The report published by the International Institute for Strategic Leadership (IISL) says competing products such as the Airbus A330, A330 NEO and A350 XWB will, “keep downward pricing pressure on the 787 for decades.” The report mimicks sentiments expressed […]

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Kenya Airways 787 parked in Paris for two days takes off

Kenya Airways' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 5Y-KZA.

A Kenya Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner that lost an access panel during flight has left Paris, France, after spending at least two days at the airport. Sources at Paris first reported on Wednesday (24 September) that the aircraft would be spending the night there. This evening after the work #Kenya Airways #Boeing787 on A5 will […]

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IATA warns against hasty adoption of black box streaming

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The still unresolved disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has led to calls that black box streaming systems be installed on commercial aircraft. If implemented, such systems would use satellite links to continuously transmit data from the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder to secure servers. Accident investigators will no longer require the physical […]

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Emirates emerges as world’s most valuable airline brand

A child has an instant photo taken while wearing an Emirates' cabin crew hat.

Emirates has been voted the most valuable airline brand worldwide for the third consecutive year, according to The Brand Finance Global 500 report for 2014. The airline is also the most valuable brand in the Middle East, valued at US$5.48 billion, an increase of 34 per cent over its 2013 value. “A strong brand is […]

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Airbus, Boeing considering medium range wide-bodies

Boeing 787 (left) and Airbus A330 (right).

The world’s largest aircraft manufacturers – Airbus and Boeing – are seriously considering medium range versions of their popular twin jets as some customers say the current offerings have, “too much range” for routes of 5,000 to 8,000 kilometres. If the medium range wide-bodies become a reality, both Airbus and Boeing would be going full […]

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Qatar Airways: Who is telling the truth?

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker addresses human resources delegates at a May 2013 conference in Qatar.

A recently published article in Europe has made extremely serious allegations against Qatar Airways. On the other hand, could the rapid growth of the Qatari airline be driving competitors to engage in a smear campaign? Who can the public trust with telling the truth? The controversial article was published in a Swedish newspaper, The Expressen. […]

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Battery woes re-emerge a year after 787 was grounded

Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

News that smoke was seen coming out of the battery compartment of a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 has sparked renewed scrutiny on Boeing’s latest product. This comes exactly a year after the 787 was grounded worldwide due to battery fires. On 17 January 2013, the FAA and EASA directed that all airlines in their jurisdictions […]

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Emirates Academy to extend Dubai’s influence on global aviation

Emirates staff pose with a scale model of the Emirates Flight Academy and a holographic video during the 2013 Dubai Air Show.

Dubai is increasingly becoming a major influence on global aviation as the city is home to a big international airline (Emirates), two major airports (DXB and DWC) and a record breaking airshow. In the near future, Dubai could become a major aviation training centre after the Emirates Flight Academy opens its doors in the next […]

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