Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wide Body Report - December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

Boeing closed out its 2016 year with the delivery of its 500th 787 Dreamliner - a 787-8 delivered to Avianca.

United Airlines has taken delivery of its first 777-300ER.  United has another 13 examples due for delivery in 2017.

Lufthansa has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, out of a total order for 25 aircraft.

Airbus expects to further reduce its production rate for the A380 - the second such announcement within the past year.  Airbus had previously revealed plans to cut production from 27 aircraft in 2016, to 20 in 2017, and down to a projected total of 12 in 2018.  Airbus now plans to slash its 2017 production rate to just 14 aircraft.

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