Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wide Body Report - November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

After causing a flap last month - when he announced that his airline could readily obtain a 10-year old 777 for the bargain basement price of $10 million - Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson has revealed that the source for his quoted price (far below the official market value of $56 million typically quoted for a used 777-200ER) was an offer from Boeing.  Boeing officials have declined to respond to the report.

After 20 months of fruitless efforts, officials are focusing on a new area in the search for the remains of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in what is believed to have been a suicide carried out by the airplane's pilot.  The new area is centered around Penang Island, and is based on a theory that the pilot may have circled the island in descent before making a crash landing into the sea.

Air Canada has taken delivery of its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed plans to expand the airline's order for Airbus A350 aircraft from 14 to 25 aircraft.

Etihad, with the world's largest fleet of A380 aircraft, has begun service to New York flying the super-jumbo jet, replacing the 777-300ER on that route.

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