March 22, 2016
Boeing has begun major assembly for the first 787-10, the largest member of the 787 Dreamliner family.
Despite slowing sales during the past year, there is reason to believe that the smallest member of the 787 family, the 787-8 and its Airbus counterpart, the A330-800 NEO, will continue to be a part of the airline market for some time to come - filling a niche in capacity and range that is not well served by its larger stablemates.
New orders for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have lagged thus far in 2016, with a net order tally of minus-three for the year.
Air France-KLM has dropped its remaining order for two Airbus A380 super-jumbo airliners, placing an order for three A350s instead.