Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wide Body Report - October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016

Qatar Airways closed an order with Boeing for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.  The total contract value comes to $11.7 billion at list prices.

Lessor Intrepid Aviation canceled orders for two Boeing 777-300ERs, but placed a new order for two 747-8F freighter aircraft.  Intrepid also maintains a standing order for four remaining 777-300ERs.

Swiss International Air Lines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group, has ordered one additional Boeing 777-300ER, bringing their total order for the type to 10 aircraft.

The emergency landing of an Etihad Airways-operated Boeing 777 in Abu Dhabi last week has been traced to a failed tire, that ejected tread into the airplane's left engine, causing the emergency landing shortly after take-off.

Kestrel Aviation Management has unveiled the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be converted into a luxury private jet.

Airbus had delivered 26 A350-900 aircraft as of the end of September, just over half of its target of 50 aircraft deliveries for the year.

Lufthansa has rolled out its first Airbus A350-900, fresh from the paint booth.

Sri Lanka's government is expected to pay out $170 million to lessor AerCap Holdngs, to cancel a lease agreement for four A350s.  Sri Lanka will be ordering four A350-900s directly from Airbus instead, for use by the country's national airline.

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