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Airbus poised to revamp A330 with Rolls-Royce

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:51

Airbus is set to upgrade its A330 with engines provided exclusively by Rolls-Royce, setting the stage for a bitter new phase in a battle for wide-body jet orders with Boeing`s 787 Dreamliner, people familiar with the matter said.

BOI loans $200 mn to AI for purchase of 3 Dreamliners

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 11:56

BoI has given a stand-alone loan of USD 200 million for three of these airplanes, the sources said, adding that BoI and the State Bank of India have earlier taken a share of financing aircraft purchase.

Air India Dreamliner grounded after technical snag

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 00:02

An Air India Dreamliner on a Paris-to-Delhi flight had to be grounded shortly before take-off Saturday night after it developed a technical snag, an official here said Sunday.

Dreamliner problems: Boeing likely to submit action plan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:12

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is likely to submit a time-bound action plan to fix the perennial technical problems being faced by the Dreamliners in Air India's fleet to aviation regulator DGCA next week.

Boeing needs '6 months' to make Dreamliner as reliable as 777

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 23:52

Marty Bentrott, a regional sales chief for Boeing, said the company was "making good progress" in resolving the problems with the Dreamliner, adding the aircraft's "reliability is improving".

Dreamliner glitches a concern, says Boeing

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 18:21

Makers of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft, Boeing, on Wednesday expressed concern over recurring glitches on the plane while at the same time insisting that it was a machine which had never caused issues with the safety of passengers.

Boeing flight-tests first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 20:34

The maiden flight, which is part of a comprehensive flight-test programme leading to its certification and delivery in mid-2014, was for over five hours with a Boeing spokesperson saying here that it was successful.

Boeing's stretched 787-9 Dreamliner makes first flight

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 09:35

The 787-9 jet, which landed at 4:18 pm at Boeing Field in Seattle, has room for 290 passengers, 40 more than the original 787-8 jetliner, and has about 300 more nautical miles of range.

Boeing projects strong demand for pilots and technicians

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 14:22

Asia-Pacific will need almost 200,000 new commercial airline pilots to support expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades, according to a new report by Boeing.

ANA Dreamliner hit by weather radar glitch in Japan

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 15:54

A Dreamliner flight from Tokyo made a U-turn after its weather radar malfunctioned Monday, its Japanese operator said.

Indecision has AI losing Dreamliners on Japanese, Korean routes

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 17:04

Consequently, the airline could not begin operating the Delhi-Hong Kong-Osaka and the Delhi-Hong Kong-Seoul routes with the same aircraft, they said.

Air India's maiden Dreamliner flight lands in Birmingham

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 16:57

Birmingham Airport welcomed Air India's first Dreamliner flight connecting Birmingham with Amritsar and Delhi, fulfilling a long cherished dream of the people of Punjab.