Category: 787-8 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Concerns Linger as 330 Minutes ETOPS Approved

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the Boeing 787-8 for 330 minute ETOPS, or extended operations. The 330 minute ETOPS will allow the twin engined 787 aircraft to fly 330 minutes from the nearest diversion airport. The new ETOPS certification is great news for Boeing and 787 operators alike, opening up new, direct routes the […]

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JAL to Resume 787 Dreamliner Flights

JAL and ANA to Resume 787-8 Flights June 1   Chicago – May 11, 2013 ( Japan Airlines, also known as JAL, officially announced the resumption Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights starting on June 1, 2013. JAL’s direct competitor, All Nippon Airways, or ANA, will also resume Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights on the same day. Joining […]

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ANA and United To Resume 787 Flights

ANA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Flights to Resume   Louisville, KY – May 9, 2013 ( Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways, or ANA, will resume Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights on June 1, 2013. The 787 Dreamliner will also return to United Airlines ‘Friendly Skies’ on the same day. Other Boeing 787 operators including Qatar Airways and […]

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Will the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fly by May?

Boeing Preparing 787 for Flight   Louisville, KY – March 27, 2013 ( Boeing made a successful test flight with the 787 Dreamliner and improved lithium-ion battery on March 25th. A Boeing owned 787 built for LOT Polish Airlines, Line Number 86, made the 2 hour 9 minute check-flight. According to Boeing, the check-flight went […]

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FAA Gives Boeing Green Light for 787 Battery Testing

FAA Gives Boeing Go Ahead for 787 Battery Testing March 12, 2013 – Louisville, KY ( Today the FAA gave Boeing approval to begin testing an improved lithium-ion battery for the Boeing 787. As to the two incidents, one in Boston, the other in Takamatsu, Japan, which resulted in the aircraft being grounded, both the […]

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Leaks of Reported 787 Fix Raise Questions

Video: Boeing 787 Tokyo-Narita to San Jose Mineta Intl Inaugural Landing Many Concerns About Leaked Boeing 787 Fix Louisville, KY – March 2, 2013 ( There’s been a lot of buzz in the news lately about the Boeing 787 battery fix. Boeing will not go on record to say what the exact fix is, but […]

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Faces STEEP Challenges Returning to Sky

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a Flying Laptop? February 26, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): Airlines around the world are pulling the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from their summer schedules, including Chicago based United Airlines, as it becomes clear the battery fix will take time. Boeing engineers met with the FAA last Friday to present technological solutions when […]

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A350 Ditches Lithium-Ion Batteries

Airbus Axes Plans for Lithium-Ion Batteries on A350 XWB February 15, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): Airbus announced today they are scraping the usage of lithium-ion batteries for its A350 Extra Wide Body (XWB) Program at Entry into Service. Airbus is turning to “Plan B”, through the use of proven nickel cadmium (NiCD) batteries instead. This […]

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All Nippon Airways International Business Class Review

ANA Business Product Review Scores Highly January 12-16 — (San Jose, CA): Welcome to a review of All Nippon Airways International Business Class by Steve Richardson of The review was conducted in the period between January 12, 2013, and January 16, 2013. Japanese carrier, All Nippon Airways, best known as ANA, has an innovative […]

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Update on JAL 787 Battery Fire – Short Circuit

NTSB Continues Investigation into JAL 787 Battery Fire at Boston February 8, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): On January 7, 2013, a battery fire occurred on a JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at Boston Logan Airport. A second event involving the Boeing 787 Lithium-Ion battery happened in Japan with All Nippon Airways on January 16, 2013, […]

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