Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wide Body Report - May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 777.

Analysts at Goldman Sachs are predicting that Boeing will need to further cut production of its 777 airliner, as demand dries up while the market awaits the arrival of the revamped 777X.

Air New Zealand has inaugurated service between Aukland and Honolulu, flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Qatar Airways has announced that its planned, daily service between Qatar and Adelaide, Australia will have to be temporarily delayed due to slower than anticipated deliveries for the Airbus A350-900 airline.  Flights have already begun on the route, but service is expected to remain at every-other-day until deliveries can catch up.  Airbus has cited delays at its cabin providers as being responsible for the delivery gap.

Emirates has signaled that, even if Airbus chooses not to develop an A380 NEO (which the airline has been pressing for), they would still expect to order additional A380 super-jumbo airlines at some point in the future.

A British Airways A380 safely landed at London's Heathrow airport with one flat, "square" tire.  The airplane is intended to be able to safely land with one or more of its 22 tires flat.

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