Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wide Body Report - November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

Phillipines Airlines (PAL) took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER, an airplane that is being leased from Intrepid Aviation.

Boeing has unveiled a working mock-up for the wing tip folding mechanism for its future 777-X, currently under development.  The 777-X will feature a greater wing span than any aircraft yet flown, requiring the wind folding feature to navigate existing airports.

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport this past week, after its starboard engine suffered an uncontained event.  The airplane was powered by General Electric CF6 engines.  All 170 passengers and crew members evacuated safely.

Etihad Airways has announced that it will begin servicing its Abu Dhabi-Tokyo route with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner beginning on December 1st.

Qatar Airways has become the first airline to service Manila's Clark airport with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Qatar Airways has launched service at London's Heathrow Airport with the Airbus A350.

Qatar Airways' CEO has expressed his pessimism that Airbus will be able to deliver the full alottment of 12 Airbus A350-900 aircraft that were originally scheduled for this year.  Airbus has been struggling with supplier delays on the airplane.

DAE has closed a leaseback arrangement with Vietnam Airlines for the delivery of three Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Singapore Airlines celebrated the delivery of its sixth Airbus A350-900.

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