According to Air Astana, the aircraft order is the largest in Kazakhstan’s civil-aviation history. The Boeing 767-300ERs will be delivered in 2013 and 2014 and the Boeing 787s in 2017 and 2019.

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The 787 Dream Tour aircraft, ZA003, will visit Bangkok from February 9 to February 11; and Singapore from February 11 to February 18, for display at the Singapore Airshow.

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Boeing is beginning the second segment of the 787 Dream Tour world tour this month, with stops planned in Dublin and three U.S. cities. The company will announce approximately one month in advance the dates and locations for additional tour stops, which are planned through April.

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The order was signed in late December 2011 and was recorded on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer. A preliminary agreement was first announced on September 16, 2011.

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Boeing values the order at $2.8 billion at current list prices and says it will make Etihad Airways the world’s largest airline customer of the Boeing 787-9. Etihad has a total of 41 787s on order and has optioned another 25.

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Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the aircraft’s weight class.

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Boeing values the order at more than $1.2 billion at list prices. The deal marks the completion of an agreement announced during the Paris Air Show in June.

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Boeing is beginning a six-month ‘Dream Tour’ with its development 787 ZA003 in early December, allowing customers and partners around the world to experience the new technology and passenger innovation offered on the first all-new commercial jet of the 21st century.

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The aircraft completed an eight-month change-incorporation program and will now go through final preparations at Everett before delivery to Japan Airlines.

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The airline completed an arrangement with Boeing and Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO to transfer existing orders for the six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners from ALAFCO to Oman Air.

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ZA003, which touched down at Dubai International Airport on November 12, 2011 for the Dubai Air Show, was originally used for flight testing but has been refurbished to showcase the standard capabilities and features of the 787.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow, which is being held from November 13 to November 17 at Dubai’s Airport Expo.

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Fast-growing Norwegian Air Shuttle is planning to launch non-stop scheduled flights to New York from Oslo and Stockholm in the spring of 2013 with Boeing 787s and will offer introductory round-trip fares from Scandinavia of NOK2,000 ($355) on the routes, inclusive of taxes.

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The aircraft was rolled out of the final assembly line at Boeing’s widebody-assembly facility – which is volumetrically the largest building in the world – at Everett, Washington on the evening of October 12.

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ANA’s first Boeing 787 took off at 7:17 a.m. PST on September 27, less than half an hour after daylight dawned on a gray day at Everett, Washington, home of Boeing’s widebody final-assembly plant.

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways have signed the formal documents completing the contractual delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner. Flyaway of the aircraft to Tokyo is scheduled for the morning of September 27 at 6:35 a.m. PST from Paine Field.

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Air France KLM’s board of directors has approved orders by the group for 25 Airbus A350-900s and 25 Boeing 787-9s, along with options on 35 more A350 XWBs and 25 more 787s.

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Boeing has received type and production certification for the 787 from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency and will hand over ANA’s first 787 on September 26 in a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett plant.

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