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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Airbus Wins 50 Widebody Jet Deal With Delta Air Lines

25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo to join fleet of leading U.S. airline
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo aircraft. Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines will power the Airbus A330neo aircraft and Trent XWB engines will power Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

“When the most successful U.S. airline today – a company that has flown passengers around the world for more than 80 years, has 80-thousand employees and 165 million customers in a year – says ‘yes we want 50 more of your widebody planes’, you can’t debate the fact that it is a massive endorsement of your product line,” said John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “Airbus is unique in offering an optimized long-range choice in aircraft that will allow Delta to continue to modernize its fleet and customize its use with the most efficient and comfortable aircraft available.”

Delta Air Lines currently flies both Airbus single-aisle and widebody aircraft, including 57 A319ceo and 69 A320ceo aircraft, plus 11 A330-200s and 21 A330-300s. In addition to the order announced today, Delta has an order backlog of 10 A330-300s and 45 A321ceo aircraft, bringing its total Airbus backlog to 105 aircraft.

The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus widebody product line. Offering its customers a 25 percent reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family aircraft can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout. The A350 has a carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of October 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide.

The A330 Family has now attracted more than 1,300 orders. Over 1,100 A330 Family aircraft are flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. The A330 is one of the world’s most efficient aircraft with best in class operating economics. Airbus has committed to continuously improving the program since the A330’s service entry. The company spends approximately 150 million euros each year on enhancements and incremental improvements for the A330 jetliner family. The newest evolution is Airbus’ A330neo, which builds on the A330’s proven economics, versatility and reliability while reducing fuel consumption by a further 14 percent per seat. Comprised of two versions – the A330-800neo and the A330-900neo – this aircraft incorporates latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines with 112-inch diameter fan for a 10:1 bypass ratio, more seats and new cabin features.

The A330, A350 XWB and A380 make up the Airbus widebody aircraft Family, which uniquely spans the 250 to over-500 seats segment.

Lion Group First Delivery of Airbus Aircraft

Indonesia’s Lion Group has celebrated the delivery of its first three Airbus aircraft at a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The event was attended by Rusdi Kirana, Chairman and Co-Founder of Lion Group and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.

The aircraft are the first from an order placed by Lion Group in March 2013 for 234 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo. The initial batch of A320s are set to join the fleet of the Group’s full service subsidiary Batik Air, flying on domestic and regional services. The Batik aircraft are powered by CFM56 engines and feature a premium two class layout seating a total of 156 passengers.

“We are delighted to celebrate the delivery of our first Airbus aircraft. These A320s, and later the A320neo and larger A321neo, will allow us to continue our expansion with one of the most modern and advanced fleets in the world,” said Rusdi Kirana. “In service with Batik Air, the A320s will combine the highest levels of in-flight comfort for our premium services with the lowest operating costs the industry has to offer. We will be looking forward to take delivery of our Airbus aircraft in the months and years to come.”

"This ceremony marks a new exciting milestone in our relationship with Lion Group and with Indonesia, one of the most promising, fastest-growing markets in the world,” said Fabrice Brégier. “We are particularly proud to welcome Batik Air as our newest Airbus operator and we are sure that the incredible flexibility offered throughout the A320 Family will perfectly fit Lion Group’s ongoing expansion plans.”

Offering the lowest operating costs in its class, the A320 Family is the world's best-selling single-aisle product line. To date, nearly 11,000 aircraft have been ordered and more than 6,200 delivered to over 400 customers and operators worldwide. The A320ceo and A320neo share over 95 percent airframe commonality, enabling seamless operation of the various models in a single fleet. The A320neo (new engine option) incorporates cabin innovations, new generation engines and Sharklets (large wing tip devices) which together will deliver 20 percent in fuel savings per seat by 2020.

Since taking to the skies in 2000, Jakarta-based Lion Group has become one of Asia’s fastest-growing airlines. Today the Group operates an extensive network covering over 70 destinations in South East Asia. The Groups’ units comprise low cost Lion Air, full service Batik Air and domestic regional unit Wings Air. In addition, the Group owns 49 per cent of Malaysia-based Malindo Air, combining low cost and premium service options.

Scoot Flies Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to Perth, Hong Kong From January

Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will take its inaugural Boeing 787-9 flight in January next year, with the Dreamliner heading from Singapore to both Perth and Hong Kong.
There's no word yet on which date marks the Dreamliner's debut either to either city, although it's known that Perth will follow Hong Kong in the same month.
Scheduled for delivery in December, Scoots' first Boeing 787-9 – christened as 'Dream Start' –  was first seen on the factory floor at Boeing as it crawls towards the official pre-flight rollout later this month.
Now it's out and about at Boeing in all its yellow-and-white glory.
Daily Dreamliner flights from Singapore to Sydney and Hong Kong are slated for 29 March 2015, according to schedule data entered by Scoot into the global distribution system (GDS) used by travel agents and reported by AirlineRoute.net.
Scoot will add the Gold Coast and Bangkok to its Boeing 787 network map in late April with the Chinese cities of Tianjin and Qingdao following at the end of May.
The airline expects to rapidly expand its Dreamliner fleet in 2015, with delivery of as many as one per month from February to June 2015.
Scoot aims to retire all six of its Boeing 777-200s, which were handed down from Singapore Airlines, around the middle of 2015 and shift to an all-Boeing 787 in order to parlay the Dreamliner's increased fuel efficiency into a healthier bottom line.
In May this year a spokesperson for Scoot told Australian Business Traveller that "the delivery of Scoot's Dreamliner fleet remains on schedule... we expect to transition to an all 787 fleet by middle of 2015."
Scoot has 20 Boeing 787s on order, split into ten of the original Boeing 787-8 and ten of the larger, longer-range 787-9.
The airline will receive only Boeing 787-9s until the middle of 2015, at which point the first of 10 smaller 787-8s will arrive.
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson believes the 787s will gives Scoot the flexibility to launch new routes, or add more flights to existing routes, where economics might not favour the larger and less fuel-efficient Boeing 777.
"They're operationally interchangeable so there's no efficiency impact, but the different capacities open more options with respect to network and deployment" Wilson said.
Scoot joins Jetstar as one of the low-cost carriers stumping for the Boeing 787, based on its reduced running costs via lower fuel consumption and longer time between major maintenance checks.
"The economic advantages of this later generation aircraft – including a fuel-burn saving of around 20% per seat – ensure that costs and thus airfares can be kept low so that more people can travel more often" Wilson promised.
Scoot's Boeing 787-9 will be kitted out with 35 'all-leather' premium seats in ScootBiz class, arranged in a 2-3-2 layout.
Each features include an extendable leg-rest and a 'cradle' recline position.
There'll also be AC power sockets for every traveller.
The bulk of the bird will of course be given over to a sea of 340 economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, for a total head count – or should that be bum count – of 375.
The standard economy seat is a slimline slab sans headrest.
However, the seats in the extra-legroom Stretch rows and child-free 'Scoot in Silence' cabin will sport adjustable headrests.
Pleasingly, all seats from tip to tail will enjoy access to AC power and "streaming Internet connectivity."
If you're planning a trip with Scoot between now and March 31 2015, book by Monday November 17 and enter the promo code 1YEAROLD for 50% off selected fares.

Long-Range Airbus A330

First 242 tonne take-off weight A330 starts final assembly

Continuous improvement to extend the A330 Family market coverage


The final assembly of Airbus’ first A330 with the new 242 tonne maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) capability is underway at the A330 Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is currently completing its structural assembly before the cabin integration phase and will be used for certification flight trials. A second aircraft is being assembled in parallel which is destined for entry in service in Q2 2015 with launch customer for the new weight variant, Delta Air Lines.

Patrick Piedrafita, Airbus’ Head of the A330 Programme said: “I am very proud to see the first 242 tonne A330 at the final assembly stage only two years after launch. This newest, enhanced variant of our popular A330 Family is the basis for the future A330neo and is a concrete example of Airbus’ incremental innovation strategy in action.” He added: “Airlines operating the new 242 tonne A330 will be able to carry additional payload on longer routes, while at the same time enjoying a very high operational reliability of 99.4 percent.”

Thanks to an aerodynamic package reducing aircraft drag and the latest engine improvements, the 242 tonne MTOW offers an extended range of up to 500 nautical miles and up to two percent reduced fuel consumption. The 242 tonne A330-300 is capable of flying missions up to 13 hours and 15 hours for the 242 tonne A330-200. So far, nine customers worldwide have already selected this option since the launch in November 2012.

The A330 Family includes Freighter, VIP, and Military Transport/Tanker variants, has now attracted more than 1,300 orders. Over 1,100 A330 Family aircraft are flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. The A330 is one of the world’s most efficient aircraft with best in class operating economics. With numerous on-going product enhancements entering service in the coming years, the A330 Family remains the most cost-efficient and capable widebody aircraft, averaging operational reliability above 99 percent. These enhancements include the more capable 242 tonne take-off-weight variant (available for both the A330-200 and the A330-300), the A330 optimised for regional and domestic routes and the A330neo, The A330 belongs to the successful Airbus Widebody aircraft Family, which comprises the A330, A350 XWB and A380, and uniquely spans the 250 to over 500 seats segment.

BA Quickens Retirement of 767 Fleet

British Airways Boeing 767
British Airways is to quicken the retirement of its Boeing 767s and has advanced slightly the delivery schedule of its Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 fleets.

The airline aims to have only four 767s in its long-haul fleet by the end of 2015, compared with seven previously.

Parent company IAG says that all the long-haul 767s will be retired by 2016. They will be replaced by 787s.

In a fleet schedule disclosed during an investor briefing, IAG shows that BA has slightly accelerated the 787 delivery schedule and will have 13 by the end of next year.

BA is to start introducing 787-9s in 2015 and will begin receiving Airbus A350s in 2018 and 787-10s in 2019.

The carrier has also brought forward an A380 delivery from the first quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2015, by which point it will have 10 of the type with two outstanding.
BA's Boeing 787-8

BA has a batch of 767s in its short-haul operation which will be retired by 2018, replaced with Airbus A320-family jets. The carrier will also remove its 737s by 2015.

Its short-haul A320-family fleet has been undergoing a revamp to higher-density configuration. BA executive chairman Keith Williams says it will finish the conversion of the 51 A320s involved next week, and then start on 11 A321s.

Work on the A321s will be finished by the end of the year, he says. BA will then turn to the A319s and complete the switch by next summer.

Williams says the cabin changes, which increase seat density by 6%, are proving “popular with customers”
BA's Airbus A380

Qantas “Retro Jet” Breaks Cover

After its outing by local Seattle photographers, Qantas has released this image of 737 retrojet VH-XZP. (Qantas)
After its outing by local Seattle photographers, Qantas has released this image of 737 retrojet VH-XZP. (Qantas)
Qantas’s 737 retrojet has broken cover.
737-800 VH-XZP is due to be formally unveiled in Seattle this Sunday ahead of its arrival into Sydney on Wednesday, but the aircraft has been spotted flight testing ahead of its formal handover, wearing the airline’s iconic ochre colour scheme first introduced in 1967.
Knowing that it couldn’t keep the aircraft’s retro design secret, Qantas has released an image of the aircraft ahead of its formal reveal.
“Our kangaroo logo represents our proud history, inextricably linked with the development of commercial aviation in Australia. It has also become a symbol of ‘home’ to Australians travelling both here and abroad,” Qantas group executive for brand, marketing and corporate affairs, Olivia Wirth said when announcing the retrojet plans last month.
“A retro livery is the perfect tribute to our iconic flying kangaroo logo and its 70th anniversary.”
More photos have been posted by Flickr user Richard here, which show that the aircraft has been named James Strong. Strong, who died in March last year, was CEO of TAA/Australian Airlines between 1986 and 1989, and then CEO of Qantas from 1993 until 2001.
VH-XZP, msn 44577, will be Qantas’s 75th 737-800, and is the last 737 the airline currently has on order. The aircraft made its first flight on November 3.

Boeing Says It Has No Plans For Long-Range 737 MAX



Boeing Co has no plans to extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in response to Airbus Group's move to offer a long-range version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing executive said on Thursday.

"We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits and feel the competition is simply doing things to catch up with it," Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in an interview.

Last month, Airbus said it would add fuel tanks to the A321neo to increase its range, targeting a market niche left open by the out-of-production Boeing 757. Airbus said the plane's range would be about 100 nautical miles more than that of the 757-200W.

The market for these single-aisle aircraft is crucial for both companies, as it will account for nearly 70 percent of new aircraft deliveries worth some $2.5 trillion over the next 20 years, according to Boeing's estimates.

Airbus recently said demand for the larger A321 model is prompting it to start its production on U.S. soil with that model instead of the A320 as originally planned.

Some airlines have been "upgauging" to larger jets to lower per-seat costs. The 321 seats about 185 passengers in a two-class configuration, compared with 150 for the A320.

Boeing said it sees the single-aisle market centered around planes with 160 seats in a two-class configuration, about the size of the 737 MAX 8. The larger MAX 9 carries about 180 passengers in two classes.

Tinseth said Boeing can already put an additional fuel tank on the 737 MAX 9. But the company does not see a business case in making an extended-range version of the plane.

"Anything that you look at in that market segment to increase the range of that airplane, I think it would come with small returns," he said.

Boeing's chief executive officer, Jim McNerney, said earlier this month that the company would bring out a 737 MAX replacement around 2030, with a new fuselage, wings and engines. That plane will also address the gap left by the 757.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The World's Best Airports For Sleeping In 2014

You won't always have the luxury of a conveniently short stopover or a premium lounge in which to relax. But if you're stuck between flights with a l-o-n-g wait – especially an overnight one, at that – there are some airports which are highly regarded for being snooze-friendly.
SleepingInAirports.com polls travellers to rate airports for not only their "sleep-ability" factor but also the services, amenities and features offered to layover passengers.
(It's broken down into  what the site calls The Four C's of Airport Travel: comfort, conveniences, cleanliness and customer service.)
And the winners of the 2014 SleepingInAirports awards are... 

1. Singapore Changi International Airport

Travellers most appreciate the dedicated rest & relaxation zones. There are currently 6 areas set up with reclining lounge style seating. Often busy and sometimes noisy, these areas are appreciated by those travellers who don't like to stretch out on the armrest free seats at the gate.

2. Seoul Incheon International Airport

The airport offers a few dedicated rest zones that feature large padded recliners. There are also rows and rows of wonderful armrest free seating near the gates.

3. Helsinki International Airport

Early in the voting period the airport opened a rest & relaxation zone for a 3 month trial period. The fantastic space featured beds, sleep pods and easy chairs. We're not sure what became of the project, but even without it the airport continues to offer comfortable recliners, a special rest lounge with ergonomic seating and soft carpets, as well as ample arm-rest free seating near the gates.

4. Munich International Airport

Munich offers travellers armrest-free seating and quiet rest areas with reclining seats. If you prefer more privacy (and don't mind paying), there are sleep cabins near the rest areas that you can rent for a few hours.

5. Vancouver International Airport

While your best sleep will probably be on the armrest free seating found at the gates, the airport has recently installed several new seating options including seats with footrests, a number of new TV lounges and padded couch blocks that can be moved around and pieced together as required.

6. Kuala Lumpur International Airport

In addition to the nice long benches, the airport has installed seats with footrests in a new rest and relaxation zone.

7. Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong offers armrest-free seating and rest loungers. If you are in transit and need to rest, look for the lounge chairs hidden behind shrubbery.

8. Tokyo Haneda International Airport

While Tokyo Haneda offers plenty of padded benches and armrest free seating possibilities near the gates.

9. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport

According to recent reviewers the rest zones appear to be under renovation, so be forewarned that there will be fewer rest seats until everything is back to normal. (We'll update this as soon as we receive news). The airport also offers a few TV lounges with funky seats and a variety of seat options near the gates.

10. Zurich International Airport

If you are in transit and bench sleeping is not for you, the airport has rest zones and day rooms.
And because we know you're keen to hear which are the world's worstairports for sleeping in – or doing pretty much anything else in – we can reveal the winners losers are:
1. Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, which one traveller described as "like as a central prison."
2. Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
3. Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal
4. Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines
5. Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan
6. Paris Beauvais-Tille International Airport, France
7. Frankfurt Hahn International Airport, Germany
8. Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport, Italy
9. Berlin Tegel International Airport, Germany
10. New York City LaGuardia International Airport, USA

The A350 XWB Demonstration Tour of Asia

A350 starts an 11-day Asian Demo-Tour.

The MSN5 flight prototype of the Airbus A350-900 has started today from Toulouse its very first demo tour taking it on an 11-day trip around Asia.

This Asian Demo Tour comes just after the EASA and FAA type certification milestones. After visiting Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia in August during the route proving certification exercise, the A350-900 will now visit more airports and customers in Asia Pacific.



The region is one of the fastest growing markets for air transport and represents 1/3 of the 750 A350 XWB orders won to date.


The journey will take the aircraft to Seoul, Tokyo, Hanoi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur during a period of 11 days, from 17 to 28/November. These A350 flights will be operated by Airbus flight crews.




The MSN5 is one of two A350-900 prototypes with a fully functional cabin (42 business class and 223 economy class seats). This demonstration exercise comes as we near the first airline delivery, to Qatar Airways, by the end of the year.

Qatar Airways To Receive A350 On Time


First A350 delivery to Qatar scheduled on 12/12

Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 on schedule next month, said Akbar Al Baker, the airlines chief executive in Dubai today.

The Doha-based airline recently rejected its first Airbus A380 over it said was concerns with the quality of the cabin fittings. Qatar Airways took delivery of the A380 in September, 3-months after schedule.

Al Baker told reporters “everything is perfect” with the A350 and that the airline is likely to receive the widebody between 12-15/December.




Al Baker spoke to reporters following a closed-door meeting with airline executives as part of the 47th Arab Air Carriers Organisation Annual General Meet that is being held in Dubai this week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

唯一的好友

没有真正的爱过,就永远不会了解一个人失去的痛。

没有真正的珍惜,就永远不会了解一个人相思的苦。

没有真正的失去,就永远不会了解一个人脆弱的心。

没有真正的相思,就永远不会了解一个人孤单寂寞的那一刻。

看了一个朋友的部落客,回想我当年选择逃避都不想面对的心。有许多许多不想谈到的话题,连看心理医生都当马戏一般。可能我不想面对我的失败,我所做错的选择。

爱了又能怎样?到最后还是一个人走过来。也许,逃避也是一个不错的方式来面对。我选择了悬崖,我不想向前看。一些希望都想一场梦似的,麻醉自己也是不错的。这样下去,我感觉好多了。

但两年后的我,我每一天都不停的再问我自己,为什么我那么的折磨我自己,那一股痛,也没有真正的离开我。我还是那么的恨我自己,还是那么的在取笑自己。没有了你,我一直都不原谅我自己。没有了我,你过得更好。我们以前所有的一切,你真正的不在乎吗?在你的心里,我到底有没有下根过?

两年啊,两年啊。。。

我看了你的文笔,我都了解你所说的每一个字。现在,没有一个人会了解。不是他们不会,问心一句  -  说了让身边的人明白,又能怎样?到后头,还不是给你   “他们”  的看法而已。了解?哈哈。。。 很可笑是吧。。。

可能我知道你不会读到我再写的每一句。但是  时间  是你唯一的好友。

你会觉得很累,        不想再走下去了。。。
你会觉得很痛,        不想再感觉似的。。。
你会觉得很委屈,    不想再被抛弃下。。。
你会觉得很孤单,    不想再一个人走下去。。。
你会觉得很难呼吸,想要一切都停下来。。。

这些都是很正常的。想我所说过的,给自己一点空间吧。我也曾经想过,我不会再有那种甜美的故事,但四年后的我,我现在很快乐,我幸福了。那时的我,我都没有想过我会再一次的恋爱。所以,给自己一点呼吸的空间吧。我了解你的每一口呼吸的痛,我了解你的寂寞,我了解你的委屈,我都了解。

目前为此,没有一个人,没有一句话 会让你好过的。你我都了解在世上,没有东西或感觉是永远的。你会爱一个人到永远,但他对你我的感觉是我们俩都无法控制的。这点,我们都得接受的。


但永远记得这句话 -

时间  是你唯一的好友。

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Falling Around You

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.

-Princess Diana
Holding On - Part 004 : November 10th 2014



The wonderful thing about love, it gives you so much hope. You would start planning further. Not just for yourself, but also for everything that makes the future a better place for both of us. The best intentions of life and working towards it. No distractions and no one could stop us from working towards that.

This is something very new to me. We were best of friends for years, and everything changes when we fell in love. Nothing more to hide, nothing more to impress. We just have to be who we are. Anything about us, the good and the bad is just a part of us. We accepted the way we are, we love each other for the person we've become. It is something rare that we never see coming. If you would have asked us months ago about is there any chances for us being together? Our answer would be the same " CRAZY! It's IMPOSSIBLE! "

I think that till this very moment, we both still don't believe it that we are together right now. It's really like a dream. I know words will be words. We are just glad things work out the way it is right now. I never felt so "normal" when I'm with someone. You made me forgotten every crap that I'm going through. The laughter we shared, just make all the troubles and tears seems like a memory. You have been my guide through all of it. You were there, when my fears blinded me. You kept me strong. This is how our story began. 

I miss that little things we shared. Our "jinxes". We literally finish each other's sentences without needed to say it out loud. And I think this would sounded crazy to many others, on our first day, we talked about baby names, second day we were talking about settling down in New York, third day we were talking about meeting the parents. I guess normally these topics were to avoid during the honeymoon period. But that makes everything wonderful when you fell in love with your best friend. It just makes all the crazies looks so beautifully romantic in the weirdest way. The way you loved me just made everything wonderful. I am thankful that everything works out the way it is. 

I'm thankful for falling in love all over again with you Bae.


Yours

Bie



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Promise

"Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear." 

– John Lennon

Loving  - Part 003 : November 5th 2014

Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty. The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are; you end up being complete with your loved ones. You need trust to love, but first you need to love in order to trust. The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that. 

This love is good, this love is bad. This love is alive, this love came back from the dead. This stanza in Taylor Swift's latest record 1989 has a powerful impact on me. It's a balance in life. There are the good and there are the bad. I could say for the first time in a very long time, I am really genuinely happy. Being in love is a mix of courage and fear. The timing was right, and it fell into place. 

I'm not going to write a long winded post, because I still don't wanna spill anything right now. Don't wanna jinx anything, but I'm happy. Happy to love and happy to be loved. I'm officially off the market. We found each other. The anticipation is strong, and the beauty of missing gives us that faith. 

Bae.. I will promise you that I will always love you, even when I hate you. :) 






The Dream Start

air-journal_Scoot 787-9 rollout


Called the " Dream Start" , the first of ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ordered by specialist in cheap flights of Singapore Airlines subsidiary out of its hangar November 3, 2014 freshly dressed in it's yellow livery .

It will be formally delivered to Scoot in December , the inaugural commercial flight is planned on 1 January 2015 taking off from Singapore Changi Airport . The first destinations of the 787-9 will be Hong Kong and Perth, before a scheduled deployment to Sydney on March 29 and then to Bangkok - Don Mueang and Gold Coast in late April, and to Tianjin , Qingdao and Shenyang in late May. 

Scoot plans to replace its six 777-200ERs with the Dreamliner by the end of June 2015 . Scoot's Boeing 787-9 is configured to accommodate 375 passengers , 35 in Business Class ScootBiz (2 + 3 + 2) and 340 in Economy (3 + 3 + 3) , 

ScootinSilence (behind business class , where children under twelve are not allowed ) and Stretch (pitch lengthened 4 inches compared to standard Economy seats , 35 -inch ) being retained. 

All seats have access to a power outlet and an internet streaming. The configuration of ten 787-8 expected in mid -2015 has not yet been specified , except the total of seats: 330. 

The last deliveries of the Dreamliner will take place in 2018. Cerrently, Scoot now serves 13 destinations Changi from : Sydney, Gold Coast and Perth in Australia; Hong Kong , Nanjing , Qingdao , Tianjin and Shenyang, China ; more Bangkok , Taipei - Taoyuan, Tokyo -Narita and Seoul -Incheon .

Currently there is a road show held in Marina Square Atrium in Singapore to introduce their new products and creating a bigger impact to the public on their brand. - Scoot Ultimate Take-Off Challenge.  From what I see, I am looking forward very much to their new J class products. So, check out now on their website at www.flyscoot.com. I am impressed with what they will be offering. I bet you will too. 

Here are some pictures taken at the event. 


The J class seats are the ones that usually used on regional business class. Looks pretty ok for me with the price that they have to offer. A good deal I have to say. 

This is what I always look for in a flight I will be taking. Especially on long haul flights. 



Y class


Boeing Donating 787 Dreamliner to Museum of Flight

The third Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be built, ZA003, becomes the fourth to fly, taking off from Paine Field, in Everett on March 14, 2010. Photo: The Boeing Company
The third Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be built, ZA003, becomes the fourth to fly, taking off from Paine Field, in Everett on March 14, 2010. Photo: The Boeing Company



If you've never been aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, your chance is coming on Saturday.

Seattle's Museum of Flight announced Monday that it will be the first museum to put the world's first composite airliner on display. Boeing plans to donate the third flight-test 787 on Saturday.

The 787, ZA003, first flew on March 14, 2010. It performed flight tests and visited 23 countries during Boeing's global "Dream Tour."

A ceremony is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., featuring Boeing and museum officials. The 787 will be in the Museum's east parking lot, and open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and all day Sunday.

To celebrate, Boeing employees, retirees and suppliers can get in for free, and bring up to six guests, on Saturday and Sunday. Employees and retirees must show proof of Boeing employment.

The museum plans to close the 787 to visitors on Nov. 10 through 21, so it can prepare the aircraft for permanent exhibition. For display, the museum will partially configure the jet as an airliner and flight-test aircraft, with displays covering the development of the 787, including artifacts from the program, occupying the remaining space.

Boeing has had trouble finding buyers for early production aircraft because of extensive modifications required in reaction to issues that arose during assembly and testing.

The Museum of Flight's Airpark includes the first 747, 727, production 737 and presidential 707, along with a Concord and Lockheed Super-G Constellation. Click through the gallery above to see photos of ZA003, plus other aircraft already in the airpark.

Virgin Atlantic's 30th Birthday Brings the Boeing 787-9 to Boston


This isn't just any Tuesday. Today Virgin Atlantic becomes the 25th airline to fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as they inaugurate their new arrival with flights between London-Heathrow and Boston-Logan.

This isn't just any 787, either. Virgin Atlantic is the first European airline to welcome the longer, cooler 787-9 to their fleet, and they do so on their own 30th birthday as an airline, hence the aircraft's name, "Birthday Girl" G-VNEW.

Inside are 198 Economy, 35 Premium Economy, and 31 Upper Class seats, plus a new "Wander Wall" concept in Premium Economy. This is essentially a snack-and-chat station, since the bar is reserved for Upper Class only. Speaking of that bar—it's been redesigned to fit within the 787-9, but you'll still be able to pop on a barstool and order a Virgin Redhead somewhere 38,000' above the Atlantic Ocean. Instagram it instantly, thanks to long-haul in-flight WiFi onboard.

How to see Virgin Atlantic's 787-9 for yourself


· Keep an eye out for the distinctive Virgin red paired with swept wings and chevron engine cowlings at Boston and London-Heathrow Airports.
· Book a flight! We priced tickets for November, and seats are available on the 787-9 both ways from$805 roundtrip in Economy, $1,400 in Premium Economy, and $6,500 in Upper Class.
· Stay tuned for more routes as Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of what will be a total of 21 787s. Other cities awaiting their turn with Virgin Atlantic 787s are: Newark, New York-JFK, Washington DC-Dulles, Delhi, and Shanghai. Should all go according to plan, DC will debut in December.

· Pro tip: Before booking, click the "flight info" option in your search results, to make sure "Boeing 787-9" is listed under the flight number.


What the 787-9 has over the 787-8

· Depending on configuration, between 40-80 more passengers can travel on the 787-9.
· More space means more area for fuel; the 787-9 can take over 3,000 more gallons of fuel and, with it, fly further for use on longer routes.
· A higher maximum takeoff weight allows for more cargo.
· Whereas the 787-8 is designed to replace 767-200s and 767-300s, the 787-9 has the numbers to replace A330s and 767-400s.



Aside from this specific plane being fresh out of the factory, there are some very definite improvements over the 787-8 while still boasting improved passenger comforts, 30% larger windows, 20% better fuel efficiency, and fewer emissions than similarly sized aircraft.

· It's 20' longer. (206' versus the 787-8's 186' length)

Upper Class:

Upper Class Bar:

Premium Economy:

Economy:

For the latest updates and flight specials on Virgin Atlantic's 787-9, check out its official website.
 

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