Newer aircraft, including Boeing 787, vulnerable to hacking, GAO warns

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Hundreds of planes flying commercially today could be vulnerable to having their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane’s passenger WiFi network, or even by someone on the ground, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. One of the authors of the report, Gerald Dillingham, told CNN […]

Dreamliners flying out the door at 10 a month, Boeing reports

Boeing 787s in the Production Line at Everett

Boeing aircraft deliveries rose 14 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year, driven mostly by increases in 787 and 737 production. The company delivered 184 jets in the first quarter —— 121 of those the high-volume 737, Boeing’s smallest model. What the rising production rates mean for the […]

American Airlines will add Boeing 787 Dreamliner D/FW-to-Shanghai route in June

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American Airlines will start flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner nonstop to Shanghai on June 26, the same month it launches international flights to Beijing and Buenos Aires. All flights launch from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Tickets go on sale for the Shanghai Dreamliner flights on April 5. Fort Worth-based American started flying the D/FW Airport […]

Boeing, Air India celebrate 20th 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Air India celebrated the airline’s milestone delivery of its 20th 787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C. “Taking delivery of our 20th 787 Dreamliner marks an important day for Air India,” said Rohit Nandan, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India. “With this airplane we are building on the success […]

Boeing Lining Up Buyers for Early Overweight Dreamliners

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Boeing Co. has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet’s factory woes and a drag on profit, people with knowledge of the plans said. The planes, dubbed “terrible teens” for their assembly struggles and their places near the start of the […]

Dreamliner lovers rejoice as American Airlines Announces new 787 Routes

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American Airlines has delivered a small gift to fans of Boeing’s advanced jet, the 787 Dreamliner. The airline announced routes Wednesday for the first 787s to join American’s fleet. “Nice to have another U.S. airline with a 787, finally,” aviation enthusiast and frequent flier Jason Rabinowitz tweeted to CNN. Since 2012, United has been the […]

Will Boeing’s Troubled 787 Dreamliner Finally Pay Off?

787 Landing at Sydney Australia

The 787 Dreamliner program is Boeing’s most ambitious project in recent times, as for the first time, carbon composite parts have been used to build an aircraft. Carbon composites help lower the plane’s weight and can save fuel worth millions for the airlines. Everyone expected airline companies to lap up these birds, and Boeing to […]

American to Fly 787s to Beijing and Buenos Aires

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American Airlines will debut its new Boeing 787-8 aircraft on flights to Beijing and Buenos Aires from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub in June. The Dreamliner will enter service on flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International and Chicago O’Hare International airports on 7 May before shifting to the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier’s new Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing flight on […]