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The first Airbus A350 XWB nose section has been transported to Airbus in St Nazaire by the manufacturer's Beluga transport aircraft from Airbus partner Aerolia’s site in Méaulte. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
ANA's first Boeing 787 bears a special livery signifying what the carrier sees as the core elements of its service brand – innovation, uniqueness and Japanese style. Read more
As part of the validation, ANA pilots, together with Boeing pilots, flew the 787 on routes from Seattle to Tokyo Haneda and from Tokyo to four airports across Japan: Osaka Itami and Kansai, Okayama and Hiroshima. Maintenance and ground crews from ANA also gained experience with the aircraft. Read more
Throughout the coming days, ANA pilots, together with Boeing, will fly a Boeing 787 on actual airline routes in Japan using airline dispatch and flight rules. ANA's mechanics and ground crews also will gain experience with the aircraft in a simulated operational environment. Read more
The service-ready operational validation is expected to take place during the week of July 4. Anticipated city-pair routes include trips between Haneda Airport in Tokyo and airports in Osaka (Itami and Kansai), Okayama and Hiroshima. Read more
The new carrier will use a fleet of 10 A320s to start services from Osaka's Kansai International Airport in the second half of ANA's 2011 financial year, which ends of March 31, 2012. Read more
Boeing has celebrated the roll-out of the 1,000th 767, in a February 2 ceremony in which hundreds of current employees were joined by Boeing retirees who worked on the first 767. Read more
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation reveals that U.S. regional airline group Trans States Holdings firmed its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets on December 27, 2010 and took options on another 50 aircraft. Read more
Boeing has announced that it now expects delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner in the third quarter of this year. Delivery of the first production Boeing 787-8 to launch customer All Nippon Airways had previously been scheduled for February. Read more
Skymark will operate its A380s on major international long-haul routes from Tokyo. Skymark Airlines is the first Japanese airline to commit to purchasing A380s. Read more
Two proposed joint ventures involving U.S. and Japanese airlines have won tentative approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity covering coordination of services between the United States and Japan. Read more
Air China says it is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about buying new widebody jets such as A350 XWBs and 787s for fleet replacement and growth. Read more
Boeing has finalized the configuration of the 787-9 Dreamliner, a milestone the company says it has reached after years of collaboration with airline customers and partners to determine the optimal configuration for the stretched version of the Dreamliner. Read more
Greek airline Hellenic Imperial Airways is planning to launch scheduled services to at least a dozen destinations in Europe, Greece, the Middle East, South Africa and the United States. Read more
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has begun serving Japan with the launch of service to Nagoya and will begin flying to Tokyo in March. Read more
United Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Continental Airlines have applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity to enable the three airlines to create a transpacific joint venture. Read more