November 8, 2016
The engine failure aboard an American Airlines' Boeing 767 last month has been tied to cracks in an HPT turbine disk. The NTSB has confirmed that fatigue cracks have been found in the 2nd-stage CF6-80 turbine disk, indicating that the crack had initiated prior to the failure event, and that the cracks had been propagating.
British Airways has unveiled a plan to squeeze an extra 52 seats onto its Boeing 777 economy flights.
Boeing has rolled out the first 777-300ER destined for United Airlines, fresh from the paint shop.
Air India has announced plans to resume Boeing 777 service on its New Delhi to London route. Air India routinely adjusts its aircraft routing assignments to reflect seasonal changes in air traffic.
Boeing has reduced the number of engineers on contract that are assigned to support 777X development, cutting back several dozen contract engineers in October with a similar number notified that their contracts will not be renewed at year-end.
China Southern signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GE Aviation at this year's Airshow China, for the delivery of GEnx-1B engines to power its 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners currently on order.
Qantas has unveiled its new livery and interior for its upcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries.
Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of its first of three Airbus A350-900 aircraft on order.
Emirates has announced the shortest A380 route in the world: from Doha to Dubai.
Emirates plans to introduce the A380 super-jumbo on two New Zealand routes, with service to both Christchurch and Auckland.