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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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Ethiopian Airlines breaks African record with 737 MAX order

Artist's impression of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing yesterday announced an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners. The order represents the largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier. The 737 MAX is the next generation of Boeing’s popular single-aisle commercial jet. Design of the 737 MAX is ongoing with first delivery planned […]


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


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)— Kenya Airways Team (@KQTeam) […]

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