Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VOOH UK Training Flights.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 256, Virgin Atlantic G-VOOH, operated the following training flights today:

VS851T London Heathrow – East Midlands
VS852T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS853T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS854T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS855T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS856T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS857T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS858T East Midlands – London Heathrow.

British Airways Announce San José, California Service.

British Airways today announced a daily London Heathrow – San José, California Boeing 787-9 service to commence on May 4th 2016. Schedules are as follows:

BA279 London Heathrow 1515 – San José 1805
BA278 San José 2000 – London Heathrow 1405+1.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZC Delivered.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZC was delivered Paine Field – Auckland this evening as NZ6094. This aircraft first flew in 2013 and was used as Dreamliner Demonstrator N789EX. The aircraft is in White/Black Fern Livery and 18J/21W/263Y configuration. This brings the Boeing 787-9 fleet up to five aircraft.

British Airways B787-8 G-ZBJG BA18 Irkutsk Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJB operating BA18 Seoul Incheon – London Heathrow diverted via London Heathrow diverted via Irkutsk this morning due to a mobile telephone catching fire. There were no injuries and the flight was able to continue.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VNEW UK Training Flights.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 218, Virgin Atlantic G-VNEW, operated the following training flights today:

VS851T London Heathrow – Prestwick
VS852T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS853T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS854T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS855T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS856T Prestwick – London Heathrow.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VNEW UK Training Flights.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 218, Virgin Atlantic G-VNEW, operated the following training flights today:

VS851T London Heathrow – East Midlands
VS852T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS853T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS854T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS855T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS856T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS857T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS858T East Midlands – London Heathrow.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKB Returns from Coolangatta.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 13th August, Boeing 787-8 l/n 134, Jetstar VH-VKB, positioned Coolangatta – Melbourne as JQ7991 this morning and returned to service operating JQ7 Melbourne – Singapore.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VYUM UK Training Flights.

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VYUM operated the following training flights today:

VS851T London Heathrow – East Midlands
VS852T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS853T Prestwick – Manchester
VS854T Manchester – Prestwick
VS855T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS856T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS857T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS858T East Midlands – London Heathrow.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCL Continues from Singapore.

Following its diversion yesterday, Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCL departed Singapore this morning continuing yesterday’s diverted QR960 Doha – Denpasar, routing Singapore – Denpasar as QR960D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed QR961 Denpasar – Doha as QR961D.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VNEW UK Training Flights.

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VNEW operated the following training flights today:

VS851T London Heathrow – Prestwick
VS852T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS853T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS856T Prestwick – London Heathrow.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCM QR963 Singapore Diversion.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCM operating QR963 Denpasar – Doha diverted to Singapore this afternoon. The aircraft continued Singapore – Doha shortly thereafter as QR963D. The diversion appears to have been medical.