October 4, 2016
Qatar Airways is reportedly close to signing a $6.7 billion deal for the supply of some 30 Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft. The large deal is being counted on by Boeing to secure its sales objectives for the year, and maintain its backlog for the widebody jets.
The wingtip of a Qatar Airways Boeing 787 clipped a flagpole in Namibia during taxi this past week.
Angola's TAAG has taken delivery of its third Boeing 777-300ER.
Etihad Airways is set to deploy the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its regular route between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.
Finnair has taken delivery of its seventh Airbus A350-900.
Chile's LATAM has taken delivery of its first A350-900 under a leaseback arrangement with Dutch lessor AerCap.
Airbus has begun final assembly of its first A330 NEO prototype. The A330 NEO features the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine, filling a gap in Airbus' lineup between the A320 NEO and A350-900 in size.