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British Airways’ 50 years of flying the Boeing 747

… Kennedy looked back at the life and times of the British Airways jumbo fleet. British Airways (BA) was formed … Well before the enforced merger, BOAC had been considering all options to renew its fleet with more capable airliners.  … machines were sold in 1990: one to Cargolux and one to All Nippon Airways and the Wardair machines went to Philippine …

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How Boeing builds the 787 Dreamliner

… Boeing has built outside the Washington state area BOEING All Nippon Airways (ANA) had already made sure that the Dreamliner would …

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UK planespotting highlights for September 2023

… UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique …

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Classic airliners in colour: Tokyo Haneda in the 1960-70s

Almost half a century after rival hub Narita's controversial opening, Tokyo’s downtown airport – Haneda – remains popular with both passengers and airlines. Bob O’Brien shares images from a time when the Japanese giant was Tokyo’s sole gateway

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Etihad returns Airbus A380s to service

… UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways returned the Airbus A380 to service today (July 25) … suites, nine First Apartments, and 70 Business Studios. All the premium seating is situated on the upper deck, where … fleet age of eight years is only beaten by Japan’s All Nippon Airways which boasts a pair of active examples with …

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Second ANA Pokémon jet touches down in London

… Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has expanded its partnership with The Pokémon …

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What it was like to fly on the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner service

… world’s first Dreamliner passenger service operated by by All Nippon Airways (ANA) Having flown on the first passenger flight of …

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Thailand's crazy airliner conversions: an illustrated tour

… also find around a dozen Boeing 747s (mostly former Thai Airways and Orient Thai Airlines aircraft) and various … in downtown Bangkok. The latter was delivered to Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) as JA8413 (c/n 20507) in June 1971 and …

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Developing the Boeing 767 – From drawing board to service

… between 175 and 201 passengers, or up to 283 in all-economy configuration. The cross section was set at 16ft … company elected to join Airbus Industries instead. British Airways and Eastern Airlines helped define the new airliner, … Air Canada ordered 12 (plus 18 options), followed by All Nippon Airways (25, 15 options) in October 1979, then CP Air …

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Supermarine's superior Southampton flying boat

… large, multi-engine flying boat designs from Supermarine, all designed by Reginald J. Mitchell and each an iterative … was “a pleasure to fly”. In 1926 it was loaned to Imperial Airways as a 10-passenger airliner registered G-EBJY. An even … rectangular windows down the side. It was operated by Nippon Kokuyuso Kenkyujo (NKYK, Japan Air Transport) as …

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Why did the Mitsubishi SpaceJet fail?

… officially as a development programme in March 2008, when All Nippon Airways ordered 15 examples plus ten options. Two versions of …

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First Boeing 787s to be retired and stripped for spares

A pair of early-build Boeing 787s are to be retired from commercial service and dismantled for spare parts.

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Examining the commercial aero engine market (part one)

… dominates the single-aisle market, with installations on all of the major narrowbody airframes. The LEAP-1A, with a … on Boeing 777 aircraft. Having launched with Thai Airways in 1996, at the last count, the powerplant was … Dreamliner alongside the GEnx-1B, which debuted with All Nippon Airways in 2011. There have been 460 orders of the …

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Mitsubishi axes ailing SpaceJet programme

… the following year with a 25-aircraft order from Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA). It was subsequently blighted by a string of …

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Are airlines back on schedule after the pandemic?

… for airline and airport standards, containing results for all aviation categories. The report is based on data … time). It was closely followed by Japanese powerhouses All Nippon Airways (ANA ) and Japan Airlines , which posted 88.62% and …