Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wide Body Report - September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015

Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its 70th Boeing 777 - making it the largest 777 operator in the Far East.

British Airways has unveiled its new cabin design for 1st class passengers in its 787 Dreamliner fleet.

Boeing has completed its expansion for its composite components facility at Salt Lake City, UT as it ramps up production of its 787 Dreamliner.

Airbus has received the front fuselage section for its first A350-1000 prototype.  The -1000 will utilize fuselage components from its smaller -900 cousing (which is now flying), but with a redesigned wing and more seating.  Whereas the -900 model competes with the Boeing 787, the -1000 model is aimed at the Boeing 777 market.

An amateur plane spotter recently released dramatic footage of an Airbus A380 - the world's largest airliner - landing in a heavy crosswind.  Although the airplane was never in any danger, it's always impressive when an airplane this big has to come in at an aggressive angle.

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