Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wide Body Report - March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016

The British Airways 777 that was damaged in an engine fire last September has returned to flight following repairs.

Despite headlines last year, highlighting Delta's ability to find a low-cost second-hand 777 of unknown pedigree, market analysts maintain that the aftermarket value for used 777 long-haul aircraft continues to be steady.

Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of its 11th Boeing 777 freighter.

The Angolan airline Taag has taken delivery of an additional two Boeing 777 aircraft.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract to supply components for the vertical and horizontal tail on the 777X now under development.  IAI manufactures similar components for current-generation 777 aircraft.

Airbus continues to ramp-up production of the A350-900 and A330, even as it prepares for the larger A350-1000 to enter flight test.

Airbus has announced plans to deploy its first ten A350-900 aircraft out of its Munich hub, beginning in January 2017, replacing its A340 aircraft.

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