Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wide Body Report - September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

A compressor stall caused an Air France Boeing 777-228 to declare an in-flight emergency this past week, shortly after take-off from Paris en route to French Guiana.  The airplane is equipped with two GE90-90B2 engines.

Crystal AirCruises has unveiled the configuration for their new Boeing 777-200LR airlines, which will feature an all-luxury configuration with a mere 84 seats aboard an airplane designed to seat nearly 300.

Air France plans to introduce its first Boeing 787 into service in January.

Air Canada intends to launch direct Montreal-to-Shanghai flights aboard the Boeing 787 in 2017.

Airbus has unveiled its second A350-1000 prototype, fresh from the paint shop.  Airbus has 195 copies of the stretched model currently on order.

Hawaiian Airlines is reportedly examining a buy of Airbus A380 super-jumbo aircraft, as it looks for options to provide direct flights between Hawaii and Europe.  If a sale were to go through, Hawaiian Airlines would be the first U.S. carrier to buy the Airbus super-jumbo jet.

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