New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Jul 10, 2011
Airbus Airbus subsidiary Quovadis to work on PBN project in Philippines. Airbus flight operations services subsidiary Quovadis said it will help develop a Performance-Based Navigation network at 11 airports in the Philippines in cooperation with the French Civil Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Jul 6, 2011
Boeing, All Nippon Airways Boeing's Dreamliner begins test runs after 3-year delay. Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the world's first jet with a fuselage and wings made of composite plastic, is being tested on All Nippon Airways' domestic routes in Japan to ensure that the plane is ready for commercial use. Boeing is testing the plane three years after its original May 2008 delivery date. "It's been a long wait," said Hidetaka Sakai, an ANA spokesman. "We want to compete with global air companies with this plane." Jul 5, 2011
Boeing, All Nippon Airways Boeing and ANA Begin 787 Service Readiness. Validation in Japan. Boeing and ANA today began an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner's entry into service. Throughout the coming days, ANA pilots, together with Boeing, will fly a 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 airplane in a simulated operational environment. The 787 debuted in Asia yesterday with a landing at Haneda Airport in Tokyo at 6:21 a.m. (local time). More than a thousand media, ANA employees and aviation enthusiasts gathered to witness the 787's arrival and welcome ANA pilots Captains Masayuki Ishii and Masami Tsukamoto and Boeing pilots Captains Mike Carriker, Heather Ross and Ted Grady. Sporting ANA's livery, the 787 flight test airplane ZA002 flew non-stop to Tokyo from Seattle. Throughout the week-long validation, the 787 will experience simulated day-to-day airline operations. Maintenance, servicing and flight crew operations will be conducted at five airports in Tokyo, Osaka (Itami and Kansai), Okayama and Hiroshima. ANA's first scheduled service with the 787 will be either the Haneda-Okayama or Haneda-Hiroshima route when deliveries begin later this year. ANA has 55 Dreamliners on order. ANA will deploy the 787 across its route network as an integral part of its strategy to strengthen its position and support its growth and expansion plans. Boeing plans to deliver the first 787 to ANA in the...