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Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. For those of you following Boeing’s development of the 787 Dreamliner, Jon Ostrower has posted a two part series detailing the status of the program. According to the detailed report, the first flight for the 787 appears to target June instead of April as the testing of key systems has shifted by roughly two months.

Lufthansa Airlines unveil luxury lounges. If you are planning to fly first class in the near future, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that despite the downturn, a number of airlines, including Lufthansa, American Airlines, Quantas and British Airways, are still sinking cash into exclusive airport lounges for their highest-paying passengers. In fact, Lufthansa just opened a new 12,000-square-meter lounge at the Frankfort airport featuring a full-service spa, bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and a bar offering 84 different single-malt whiskeys. The opening is part of a €150 million ($190.1 million) investment to upgrade passenger lounges at several airports serviced by the airline.

Aircraft Buying Tips. Meanwhile, for those of you thinking of buying your own airplane, the Flight Training Info blog has posted an in-depth tips primer outlining all of the steps a buyer should take in order to make a smart and a safe purchasing decision.



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