Boeing, Air New Zealand Finalize Order for Two 787-9 Dreamliners

Courtesy: Boeing.

Courtesy: Boeing.

Boeing and Air New Zealand have finalized an order for two additional 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices. The order, booked in 2014, comes six months after Air New Zealand celebrated the first 787-9 delivery in July.

“The entry into service program has gone very smoothly and we’ve been incredibly pleased with the aircraft’s performance,” said Christopher Luxon, chief executive officer, Air New Zealand. “These new 787-9 Dreamliners will provide us with additional flexibility as we move forward with our growth plans.”

This order will eventually increase the airline’s fleet to a total of 12 787-9s, which will operate alongside 15 777-200ERs (Extended Range) and 777-300ERs.

“Air New Zealand was the first airline in the world to take delivery of a 787-9 and one of the first to recognize the synergies of operating both the 787 and 777. The order shows their confidence in our long-haul products,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With its new aircraft and superior passenger experience, it is no surprise Air New Zealand was voted Airline of the Year by Airlineratings.com for the second year in a row.”

Air New Zealand is the launch customer of the 787-9 and currently operates three of the aircraft in its fleet. Including today’s announcement, the airline now has nine unfilled 787-9s on order.

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family, offering airlines the ability to grow routes opened with the 787-8. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters), the 787-9 can fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 450 nautical miles (830 kilometers) with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces. The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passenger-pleasing features such as large, dimmable windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.

To date, 58 customers around the world have ordered 1,071 787s.

Source: Boeing.

Air New Zealand selects additional Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines

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Courtesy: Rolls-Royce.

Air New Zealand has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and long-term TotalCare support for two additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

The airline has firmed up options on two of the aircraft, which will bring its total Trent 1000 powered fleet to 12.

Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Large Engines, said: “Air New Zealand has a special place in the Trent 1000 story and we value its decision to select our engine. The Trent 1000 delivers the best lifetime fuel burn performance and reliability on the aircraft.”

Air New Zealand was the first airline to order Trent 1000 engines in 2004. In July this year it became the first airline to receive a Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Source: Rolls-Royce.

Air New Zealand adds more flights to its North American routes

Courtesy: Air New Zealand.

Courtesy: Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand is adding more flights to its North American schedule. The popularity of the airline’s service between Auckland and Los Angeles will see the airline step up frequency next year from twice daily to three times a day on three days of the week.

To date Air New Zealand’s Los Angeles service has predominantly run twice-daily but during the 2015 Northern Summer season (April – October) there will be a third flight departing Auckland on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, representing a 20% boost in total capacity.

The additional Los Angeles services will depart Auckland earlier than the current daily services arriving in Los Angeles around 0900 and enabling same day connections with Midwest and East Coast USA destinations. The earlier departure time will also suit Australian travellers heading to the USA, with convenient Melbourne and Sydney connections.

The additional services will depart Los Angeles later than current services accommodating later connections while still arriving into Auckland at 0700 in time for passengers to connect seamlessly to domestic New Zealand and Australia.

Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says, “The extra flights are a good example of Air New Zealand listening and responding to customer feedback. Frequent LA travellers told us they wanted to be able to arrive earlier, particularly when connecting to the US East Coast. We’re thrilled to now be able to offer this to our customers.”

Air New Zealand is also increasing capacity between Auckland and Vancouver by 10%. Next year it will operate five times per week from June to September (currently mid-July to late August). The airline operates three times per week outside of this period.

Both the Los Angeles and Vancouver routes will get an additional boost during the New Zealand school holidays. Air New Zealand will operate a third daily Los Angeles flight on Sundays in the July and October school holidays taking the weekly total to 18, and move from three to four flights per week to Vancouver during the October school holidays.

Source: Air New Zealand.

Boeing entrega o primeiro 787-9 Dreamliner para Air New Zealand

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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Ontem, a Boeing celebrou a entrega do primeiro 787-9 Dreamliner para a Air New Zealand, o cliente lançador da aeronave. Cerca de 1,000 funcionários da Boeing que representam o programa 787 se juntaram aos executivos da Air New Zealand e convidados em uma celebração única deste acontecimento histórico.

“Estamos orgulhosos de ser o cliente lançador do 787-9”, disse o CFO da Air New Zealand Rob McDonald. “Acreditamos que será um divisor de águas para a Air New Zealand, com aumento dos níveis de eficiência de combustível e conforto dos passageiros. Estamos ansiosos para convidar nossos clientes para experimentar a aeronave e todos os seus benefícios para si mesmos.”

O 787-9 da Air New Zealand está equipado com motores Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 e faz parte do esforço da companhia para modernização de sua frota. Este avião é o primeiro de 10 Dreamliner encomendados e possui um distinto esquema da cor preta. A empresa disse que a operação da aeronave irá iniciar na rota Auckland – Perth em Outubro deste ano, seguido das cidades de Tóquio e Xangai, em Novembro de 2014.

“Esta entrega é um tributo ao trabalho árduo e a dedicação dos nossos funcionários, fornecedores e da Air New Zealand”, disse John Wojick, vice-presidente sênior de Vendas Globais e Marketing da Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “A Air New Zealand foi um parceiro perfeito para nós no desenvolvimento do 787-9, dado o seu espírito inovador, os requisitos únicos e a geografia. O 787-9, combinado com o excepcional serviço de bordo da Air New Zealand, vai separá-la da concorrência por proporcionar uma experiência de voo inigualável.”

Complementando e ampliando a Família 787, o 787-9 possui uma fuselagem esticada por 20 pés (6 metros) sobre o 787-8. A aeronave voará um adicional de 40 passageiros por mais 450 milhas náuticas (830 quilômetros) com o mesmo desempenho ambiental excepcional – 20 por cento menos no consumo de combustível e 20 por cento menos de emissões do que os aviões de tamanho similar.

Aproveitando o projeto visionário do 787-8, o novo Dreamliner oferece diversos recursos aos passageiros, tais como grandes janelas e compartimentos de bagagens, moderna iluminação a LED, maior umidade e um ar mais limpo, capacidade de voar a altitudes menores e um voo mais suave.

Atualmente o Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner possui 409 pedidos feitos por 26 clientes de todo o mundo, o que corresponde a 40 por centro de todos os 787 encomendados.

Fonte: Boeing.

Tradução: Aviation News.

Toda a mídia deste artigo é cortesia da Air New Zealand.

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Boeing delivers the first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand

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Boeing celebrated the first 787-9 Dreamliner delivery yesterday with launch customer Air New Zealand. About 1,000 Boeing employees representing the 787 program joined Air New Zealand executives and guests at a unique celebration of this milestone event.

“We are proud to be the launch customer for the 787-9,” said Air New Zealand Chief Financial Officer Rob McDonald. “We believe it will be a game-changer for Air New Zealand, with increased levels of fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. We look forward to inviting our customers on board to experience the aircraft and all of its benefits for themselves.”

Air New Zealand‘s Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powered 787-9 is part of the airline’s fleet modernization effort. This 787-9, painted in a unique black livery, is the first of 10 Dreamliners to join Air New Zealand’s fleet. The airline said the airplane will operate the Auckland–Perth route in October 2014 and to both Tokyo and Shanghai in November 2014.

“This delivery is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our employees, suppliers and Air New Zealand,” said John Wojick, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Air New Zealand was a perfect partner for us in developing the 787-9, given its innovative spirit, unique mission requirements and geography. The 787-9, combined with Air New Zealand’s exceptional onboard service, will set them apart from the competition by providing an unrivaled flying experience.”

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 450 nautical miles (830 km) with the same exceptional environmental performance — 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes.

The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.

Twenty-six customers from around the world have ordered 409 787-9s, accounting for 40 percent of all 787 orders.

Source: Boeing.

All media in this article is courtesy of Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand selects A320neo Family to modernise single aisle fleet

Airbus A320neo / Courtesy: Airbus.

Airbus A320neo / Courtesy: Airbus.

Following Air New Zealand’s 2009 order for A320 Family aircraft, the airline has selected the added efficiency and performance of the NEO with an order for three A321neo, 10 A320neo and one additional A320ceo aircraft. The agreement marks the first time Air New Zealand has ordered the larger A321 aircraft and the NEO. Engine selection and cabin configuration will be made at a later date.

The A321 is the largest member of the A320 Family offering the best seat mile costs of any single aisle. The A320 Family fuselage is seven inches wider than competing aircraft and with a cargo hold designed for industry standard containers and pallets.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says the purchase confirms the airline’s intention to have an Airbus narrow body fleet. “Operating one narrow body aircraft type will bring important efficiencies in training, maintenance and operating costs.  The new Airbus NEO will help ensure we continue to operate one of the world’s youngest jet fleets and will further drive fuel efficiency allowing us to minimise our carbon footprint.”

Airbus A321neo / Courtesy: Airbus.

Airbus A321neo / Courtesy: Airbus.

“The NEO offers even further gains – a 15 per cent fuel burn reduction or up to 950 kilometres added range, and significantly reduced noise. Passengers appreciate the A320 Family has the widest and most comfortable cabin, and this re-order is proof that it also offers unmatched performance and productivity,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 10,200 orders to date and over 6,000 aircraft delivered. The latest version A320neo incorporates new engines and “Sharklet” wing tip devices which together deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings. At the end of April 2014, firm orders for the NEO reached over 2,700 aircraft from 50 customers, representing a 60 per cent share market share in its category.

Source: Airbus.

Boeing unveils more images of the 787-9 Dreamliner in Air New Zealand’s colors

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In accordance with the announced in this article last Sunday (click here to read), Boeing unveiled more images of the new 787-9 Dreamliner in Air New Zealand’s colors.

Click here to visit the official site.

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Boeing: Air New Zealand revela livery do primeiro 787-9 Dreamliner

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

Cortesia: Boeing.

Cortesia: Boeing.

Hoje a Boeing revelou o primeiro 787-9 Dreamliner pintado nas cores do cliente lançador, a Air New Zealand. Possuindo um esquema de cor preta distintiva e o símbolo icônico da Nova Zelândia, o Fern Mark.

Este 787-9 é o primeiro avião caracterizado com o novo visual da Air New Zealand, a versão branca tem sido gradualmente implementada em toda a frota doméstica da companhia nos últimos meses. Enquanto a maioria da frota da companhia aérea, eventualmente, apresentam a pintura branca, um número limitado contará com a versão da livery preta.

O cliente encomendou dez 787-9, planejando entrar em serviço com o novo Dreamliner em sua rota Auckland – Perth no final deste ano.

Cortesia: Boeing.

Cortesia: Boeing.

O 787-9 irá complementar e ampliar a Família 787. Com a fuselagem esticada por mais 6 metros (20 pés) sobre o 787-8, a aeronave voará até 40 passageiros a mais em um adicional de 555 quilômetros (300 milhas náuticas) com o mesmo desempenho ambiental excepcional – 20 por cento menos no consumo de combustível e 20 por cento menos nas emissões do que aviões de tamanho similar.

Aproveitando o projeto visionário do 787-8, o novo membro da Família oferece diversos recursos aos passageiros, tais como: a aeronave é capaz de voar a altitudes menores, grande compartimento de bagagem, iluminação moderna a LED, janelas maiores, maior umidade, um ar mais limpo e um voo mais suave.

Em todo o mundo, 26 clientes encomendaram 405 787-9, representando em torno de 39 por cento de todos os 787 encomendados.

Fonte: Boeing.

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Boeing: Air New Zealand Unveil Livery of First 787-9 Dreamliner to Deliver

Paint rollout reveals 787-9 launch customer’s new-look livery

Airplane scheduled for delivery in mid-2014

787-9 to carry more passengers further, with exceptional fuel efficiency

Courtesy: Boeing.

Courtesy: Boeing.

Boeing today rolled out of the paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner to be delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, revealing the carrier’s new-look livery. The airplane, painted in a distinctive black color scheme, features the iconic official New Zealand Fern Mark.

This 787-9 is the first airplane to feature the distinctive black version of Air New Zealand’s new-look livery design, with the white version having been gradually rolled out across the airline’s domestic fleet in recent months. While the majority of Air New Zealand’s fleet will eventually feature the white version, a limited number will feature the signature black version.

Air New Zealand plans to have the airplane begin service on its AucklandPerth route later this year. Air New Zealand has 10 787-9s on order.

Courtesy: Boeing.

Courtesy: Boeing.

The 787-9 will complement and extend the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 m) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 km) with the same exceptional environmental performance — 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes.

The 787-9 leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.

Twenty-six customers from around the world have ordered 405 787-9s, accounting for approximately 39 percent of all 787 orders.

Source: Boeing.