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British Airways to deploy Dreamliner on Mumbai route

British Airways will deploy the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from the city beginning September next year, making it the second route in the country after New Delhi.

Air India to hold meeting with Boeing over glitches in Dreamliner

Faced with frequent grounding of its "game changer" Dreamliner Boeing 787-800 aircraft due to glitches, national carrier Air India is likely to hold a meeting with Boeing officials here next week to discuss the issue, sources said Wednesday.

Over 20 Air India pilots of Dreamliner fleet plan to quit

More than 20 pilots of Air India's Dreamliner planes are planning to leave the national carrier as many of them seek greener pastures with private airlines.

Air India shelves plan to acquire Boeing 787-9 aircraft

Air India has shelved its plan to acquire five Boeing 787-9, the higher range variant of Boeing Dreamliner (787-800) aircraft, after failing to secure the nod of its Board and would stick to the original model.

Air India evaluating option to switch order for larger Dreamliner

Air India is evaluating switching its order for Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing 787-8 to the larger version 787-9.

Air India takes delivery of 20th Boeing Dreamliner

Boeing's delivery of the 20th 787 Dreamliner was made from its final assembly facility in North Charleston in the state of South Carolina.

Japan probe comes up empty on Dreamliner battery problems

The Japanese probe into a battery problem that forced the emergency landing of a Boeing Dreamliner last year wrapped up today with investigators saying they still haven't found the root cause.

Airbus poised to revamp A330 with Rolls-Royce

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Probe opened as Air India Boeing Dreamliner oven overheats midair

India's aviation regulator said it was examining the incident and had sought a report from Air India.

Airbus exec says Dreamliner 'not reliable'

A senior Airbus executive hit out at rival Boeing's troubled Dreamliner today, saying the aircraft was clearly not reliable and suggested it was rushed to market.