London (Heathrow) Terminal 2 Open For Operations

London’s Heathrow International Airport, one of the busiest air hubs in the world, marked a milestone in its revitalization today with the opening of the newly-rebuilt Terminal 2. Passengers onboard United Airlines flight UA 958, arriving from Chicago at 0543 hrs this morning, were the first to utilize the facility, dubbed The Queen’s Terminal in … Continue reading

Dreamliners Begin Return To Service

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have begun plans to return the aircraft to service, after manufacturer Boeing was cleared by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to modify faulty lithium ion batteries used on the beleaguered jets. Civil aviation regulators around the world are also expected to progressively endorse the FAA directive, ending a lengthy … Continue reading

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

LAN First To Fly Dreamliner In Americas

Chilean carrier LAN has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, becoming only the fourth operator of the type and the first to fly the revolutionary jet in the Americas. Company executives, Boeing representatives, invited guests and members of the media gathered at the manufacturer’s Future of Flight Aviation Center to celebrate the occasion … Continue reading

Delta Airlines Installs New Cabin Products On B747 Fleet

Following news of United Airlines’ premium cabin rebranding last week, another USA-based airline is announcing product enhancements to stay competitive. Delta Airlines has unveiled its own cabin upgrades currently being carried out on its Boeing 747-400 fleet, the first of which is already returned to service.   A workhorse of the airline’s transpacific services, the 15 jets are … Continue reading