Air New Zealand Formally Accepts B787-9 ZK-NZE.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZE was formally accepted at Paine Field today. The aircraft is in Black/Black Fern livery and 18J/21W/263Y configuration. This is the first Boeing 787-9 to be delivered to any airline.

British Airways B787-8 G-ZBJA Hyderabad Technical Issue.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 108, British Airways G-ZBJA, arrived into Hyderabad early this morning as BA277 from London Heathrow (depart London 26th June), however the return BA276 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKD Returns from Phuket.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Boeing 787-8 l/n 142, Jetstar VH-VKD, departed Phuket this evening operating yesterday’s delayed JQ28 Phuket – Sydney as JQ28D.

Virgin Atlantic Announce B787-9 First Route and Configuration.

Virgin Atlantic celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its inaugural service today by announcing that it will introduce the B787-9 Dreamliner into service on the London Heathrow – Boston route from 28th October 2014. The new aircraft will be configured 31J/35W/198Y.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCD Returns from Johannesburg.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCD departed Johannesburg early this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed QR1364 Johannesburg – Doha as QR136D.

British Airways B787-8 G-ZBJC Heathrow Engine Change.

British Airways Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJC, under maintenance at London Heathrow since yesterday, was declared in need of an engine change this afternoon. This will cause tomorrow’s BA187/BA186 London Heathrow – Newark rotation to be operated by a Boeing 777-200ER.

Jetstar Announces JQ15/JQ16 B787-8 Switch.

Jetstar today announced that the JQ15/JQ16 Cairns РOsaka Kansai rotation will switch from A330-200 to Boeing 787-8 operation from 5th September 2014.