Japan Airlines (JAL) is to sign a major aircraft order with Airbus, a report said Monday, challenging Boeing’s dominance in the Japanese market as it struggles with its troubled Dreamliner.
Boeing announced Sunday it has started building its 787-9, a longer version of its 787 Dreamliner, looking to leave the jet’s problems behind.
Europe’s air safety authority has followed the United States in ordering the grounding and safety review of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner following a series of incidents with the aircraft in recent days.
United Airlines’ inaugural flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has touched down at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
By Beh Lih Yi
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday flew its first paying passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong, showing off a lighter carbon-composite design that is more economical to fly and more comfortable than its metal rivals currently plying the airways.