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2014-04-06 00:21:45

Paint rollout reveals 787-9 launch customer's new-look livery EVERETT, Wash., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) 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. "It's great to see the Koru and the beautiful New Zealand fern emblazoned on this...

2014-03-24 12:20:57

Carrier already selling Economy Skycouch seats in the Sabre travel marketplace SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre, a global travel technology company, has signed a technology agreement with Air New Zealand to market and sell the airline's products and services in the Sabre global distribution system. The airline's Economy Skycouch seats and pre-paid bags are already available in Sabre in select markets....

2014-01-13 16:21:12

PERTH, Australia, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirlineRatings.com the world's foremost safety and product rating website has announced the selection of Air New Zealand as its Airline of the Year for 2014. www.AirlineRatings.com celebrates and promotes excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards. Air New Zealand is being honoured for its in-flight innovations, financial performance, operational safety and motivation of its...

2014-01-04 16:20:02

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has flown the 787-9 Dreamliner to Auckland, home of launch customer Air New Zealand, marking the 787-9's international debut and longest flight since the robust test program began. The second of three 787-9s dedicated to the flight-test program, ZB002 flew direct from Seattle's Boeing Field to Auckland International Airport, departing January 3 at 9:55 a.m. local time and landing (shown here) some 13 hours, 49 minutes later....

2013-11-26 23:01:15

The OneSmart All-In-One Loyalty & Payment Card Program Gets Smarter With Account Management and Real-Time Multi-Currency Conversion On The Go Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Rêv Worldwide, a payment innovations company and Air New Zealand announced today the launch of a mobile application for the OneSmart card program, available for iOS and Android users. The OneSmart mobile application is the only application that works in conjunction with the award winning OneSmart...

2013-11-19 20:20:17

- First GEnx-powered 787-9 flight EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Boeing (NYSE: BA) flew the third 787-9 Dreamliner, the first to be powered by General Electric GEnx engines. The third of three 787-9s dedicated to the test effort, ZB021 joined the fleet some two months from the inaugural flight of the first 787-9. ZB021 took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., at 12:15 p.m. local time and landed 2 hours and 44 minutes later at Seattle's Boeing Field. Boeing...

2013-11-07 20:20:16

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787-9 Dreamliner completed a successful 4-hour, 18-minute first flight today. The airplane, known as ZB002, departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash., at 8:06 a.m. and landed at 12:24 p.m. local time at Seattle's Boeing Field. As the only 787-9 test airplane to be fitted with elements of the passenger interior, ZB002 will test systems such as the environmental control system in addition to avionics and other...

2013-10-16 16:21:01

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air New Zealand has launched a global search for an environmental enthusiast interested in sharing the wonders of the Antarctic frozen continent with the world. Antarctica: No Ordinary Place, No Ordinary Assignment will take the recipient of this "money can't buy," once-in-a-lifetime experience to Antarctica New Zealand's Christchurch headquarters to team up with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards before flying south to the...

2013-09-17 20:20:23

-Newest member of efficient 787 family touches down after 5-hour-plus inaugural flight SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787-9 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time today, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery in mid-2014. With its distinctive new Boeing livery, the newest member of the efficient 787 family completed a 5-hour, 16-minute flight, taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., at...

2013-08-24 20:20:09

Second member of the super-efficient 787 family on track EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Wash., factory today to the flight line, where teams are preparing it to fly later this summer. At 20 feet (6 m) longer than the 787-8, the 787-9 will extend the 787 family in both capacity and range, carrying 40 more passengers an additional...