Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wide Body Report - May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

China Eastern Airlines has placed an order worth $10 billion in new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, including 20 Airbus A350 aircraft and 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Vietnam Airlines has begun regular service between Beijing and Hanoi flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Angola Airlines has taken delivery of its seventh Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with an eighth aircraft expected by year end.

Air France has taken delivery of its 70th Boeing 777.  Air France was also the launch customer for both the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009.

The FAA has approved extended ETOPS operation for the Airbus A350-900, allowing the twin-engine aircraft to operate on routes that can be up to five-hours away from the nearest airport, or 2,000 miles (3,700 km).

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