Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wide Body Report - February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017

A Swiss International Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Zurich to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Iqaluit, Canada, after loosing power on its left engine during flight.  A second airplane was sent to Iqaluit to pick up passengers and crew, while a spare engine to replace its GE90 motor had to be flown in.

Qatar Airways has launched service on what is now the world's longest commercial flight, connecting Aukland, New Zealand to Doha aboard a Boeing 777-200LR.

Both Boeing and the International Association of Machinists are racheting up their campaigns in advance of a vote at Boeing's South Carolina plant, to determine whether workers at the plant will join the union.

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its third Airbus A350-900.

A third Airbus A350-1000 has entered flight test.  The new model is expected to accumulate some 1600 flight hours of testing over a 10-month period.

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