Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wide Body Report - March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

Amazon is leasing 20 Boeing 767F cargo planes from Air Transportation Service Group (ATSG) to support its daily deliveries.

United Airlines plans to refit 19 of its Boeing 777 airlines for 10-abreast economy seating.  The high-density configuration is aimed at domestic routes.

Boeing has announced a reshuffle of its senior leadership.  Two of the newly promoted figures, Mike Delaney and Greg Hyslop, became known at Boeing's Seattle facility when they were given the responsibility for transfering thousands of jobs out of the Washington State region.

Boeing has revealed plans to accelerate the introduction of its 777X models from 2020 to 2019, to help protect its market share from encroachment by Airbus' A350-1000 now under development.

Finnair has begun daily flights of its Airbus A350 airlines out of Hong Kong and Singapore.

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900.

Emirates is introducing the first scheduled service to Vienna featuring the Airbus A380 super-jumbo airline.

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