- Swissport awarded ”International Cargo Handler of the Year – Africa” for the second time in a row
- Nigeria Validates Bell 429 Certification
- fastjet responds to claims made by CEO of Fly540 Kenya
- Embraer Defense and Security Delivers the First Three A-29 Super Tucano to the National Air Force of Angola
- Ethiopian Temporarily Pulls the 787 out of Service for Precautionary Inspection per US FAA Directive
The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday released a fourth update on its investigation into the Jan. 7 fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. The fire occurred after the airplane had landed and no passengers or crew were onboard.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., [NYSE: SPR] today celebrated completion of the 100th Boeing 787 composite forward fuselage section. This section will be shipped to Boeing's final assembly facility in Charleston, S.C., early next year.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) will provide the wheels and electric brakes for 32 Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners to be operated by LAN, the South American carrier that recently merged with TAM Linhas Aéreas.
The Qantas Group today announced it would restructure its Boeing 787 aircraft delivery schedule as part of the five-year Qantas International turnaround plan.
United Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner has completed its first production flight as Boeing makes final preparations for delivering it to United at the end of September. The aircraft took off from Boeing's Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on Sunday. Boeing pilots flew the 787 around the Seattle area for more than three hours as part of planned tests of the aircraft's controls and systems.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 16, 2012 – Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has secured $1 billion of financing from J.P. Morgan for its 10 Boeing B787-8- Dreamliners. The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States has provided export credit agency support via guaranteed loans that cover 85% of the total cost of the aircraft. The balance will be financed by a group of financial institutions including ING Capital, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), the ICF Debt Pool LLP (ICF), and from internal cash resources of Ethiopian.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ethiopian Airlines yesterday celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.