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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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Kenya Airways second B787 Dreamliner arrives in Nairobi today

Employees of Kenya Airways and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority inside 5Y-KZB, the second Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Kenya Airways. This was at Charleston, USA, where the aircraft was manufactured.

The second Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Kenya Airways is on its way to Nairobi. The aircraft, 5Y-KZB, is expected to touch down at JKIA this afternoon. The aircraft’s 15 hour flight to Nairobi began after a colourful delivery ceremony attended by Boeing officials and Kenya Airways staff. 5Y-KZB is the first Kenya Airways B787 made […]

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Kenya Airways to begin 787 flights to Paris on June 3

Staff at Nairobi's JKIA pose for photos with Kenya Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Kenya Airways will begin flying its recently-delivered Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Paris from June 3 this year as it boosts capacity on the route. The airline’s first 787 will serve on the Nairobi to Paris route which is currently served by Boeing 767 aircraft. “Paris is a great destination in Europe and our increased capacity […]

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Kenya Airways first 787 Dreamliner lands in Nairobi

5Y-KZA, the first Kenya Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down at Nairobi on completion of its delivery flight from the United States. Photo by @kenya_airports.

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Kenya Airways touched down in Nairobi today after a 16 hour non-stop delivery flight from Everett, USA. The aircraft, registration 5Y-KZA, landed at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 11:29am. The aircraft’s 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) delivery flight from the United States took it over Canada, Greenland, the […]

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Kenya’s first 787 Dreamliner arrives today

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

Boeing and Kenya Airways are celebrating the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft departed Paine Field in Everett on Friday 4 April 2014 for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Arrival in Nairobi will be today, Saturday 5 April, between 11am and 12 noon. […]

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Kenya Airways first Boeing 787 Dreamliner begins test flights

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5Y-KZA, the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner ordered by a Kenyan airline, has conducted its first test flight at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Seattle, USA. The aircraft was seen taking off in misty conditions hours after taxi tests began. Kenya Airways #TheDreamOfAfrica Up In The Air ! (Picture By Mike Costigliola) pic.twitter.com/MMILsr2vwn— Kenya Airways Team (@KQTeam) […]

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Kenya Airways first 787 Dreamliner emerges from paint shop

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The first Kenya Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner emerged on Thursday from Boeing’s paint shop at Everett, Washington. The aircraft now has the Kenya Airways livery. This February 13 2014 photo shows the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will be operated by Kenya Airways. Photo credit: Moonm on Flickr (All Rights Reserved). The aircraft’s Kenyan registration […]

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