Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wide Body Report - September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) has estimated that it will take three years to overhaul all 100 Rolls-Royce Trent engines that equip its Boeing 787 fleet, to correct a turbine blade corrosion problem that has already forced the airline to ground some of its high-time aircraft for repair.  The turbine corrosion problem led to three engine failures earlier this year.

A United Airlines Boeing 787 will make its first appearance at the Minneapolis airport this week.

Uzbekistan Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Singapore Airlines' low-cost subsidiary, Scoot has taken delivery of its 12th Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Complicating Boeing's reduced revenues from 777 widebody orders, has been a set of production snarls at the Everett facility, which union workers have blamed on a faulty robotic fuselage manufacturing system, that was intended to speed the installation of rivets.

Angola's government has approved a loan to help the state's flagship carrier take delivery of its third Boeing 777-300ER.

A pair of Pakistani sisters has become the first pair of sisters to simultaneously fly the Boeing 777 airliner at the same time, flying on behalf of Pakistan International Airlines.

Thai Airways International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900.

Airbus' first A350-1000, a stretched model with an all-new wing intended to compete with Boeing's 777 airliner, has completed its trip through the paint-hangar, and remains on track for first flight by the end of this year.

Cathay Pacific has begun revenue flights to London Gatwick aboard the Airbus A350-900.

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