Boeing deliveries of the 787 model, known as the “Dreamliner” have been put on hold for a while now and are not expected to resume until at least the end of October, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that the sale of the former presidential jet and other aircraft from the last government would help fund efforts to curb migration under a deal struck last week with Washington.
With seventy percent of air travelers having some degree of fear of flying, it’s a question on the mind of almost every passenger – which are the safest aircraft. Flying today in a commercial passenger jet is incredibly safe but some aircraft types are safer than others and have perfect fatality free records.
Boeing delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high output of the market-leading 737 and 787 jets. At the same time, the company grew its backlog with 912 net orders, reflecting healthy demand for its single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes.
Boeing looks to have cemented its position as the world's biggest aircraft manufacturer after delivering a record 762 planes last year. The figure exceeds Boeing's previous forecast that it would deliver between 755 and 760 aircraft.
Chilean flag carrier LAN became the fourth airline in the world – and the first airline in the Americas –to take delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The handover ceremony took place at Boeing 787 production line at Everett, state of Washington.