November 15, 2016
Emirates Airline has retired its last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The remaining Emirates fleet is composed completely of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
An Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner en route from Kolkata to Delhi made an emergency landing this past weekend, after the pilots reported smoke in the cockpit. The spoke is believed to be tied to a failed cabin air compressor.
An Etihad Airways' Boeing 787 touched down in Johannesburg on its first flight to South Africa, flying out of Abu Dhabi.
The FAA and General Electric continue to debate the appropriate corrective action, following the failure in September of a second stage turbine disk on a CF6-80 engine.
Airbus added 19 confirmed orders to its backlog during the month of October, including the sale to an undisclosed customer for 10 A320 NEOs, the sale to another undisclosed customer for 3 A321 CEOs and 2 A320 CEOs, and the sale to a third undisclosed customer for 4 A319 CEOs. Airbus' year-to-date order book for 2016 stands at 572 aircraft, including 22 A320 CEO family aircraft, 310 A320 NEO family aircraft, 16 A330 CEO aircraft, 14 A330 NEO aircraft, and 33 A350 family aircraft.