Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wide Body Report - March 7, 2017

March 7, 2017

The GE90 currently holds the distinction of powering Qatar Airways' Boeing 777-LR on the longest regular, commercial airline flight in the world: from Doha to Auckland.

Air India claims to have set an historic record with the first around-the-world flight, aboard an airplane flown by an all-female crew.  The flight was made traveling east from Delhi, to San Fransicso, across Africa and back again, aboard an Air India Boeing 777.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz explains why the airline plans to retire its last Boeing 747 airliner by the end of 2017, phasing out the venerable aircraft in favor of Boeing 777s on its long-haul flights.

Air India is looking to raise additional short term cash to fund the purchase of four Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Airbus has completed extreme cold weather testing of its A350-1000 prototype in Canada.

Asiana plans to introduce its first Airbus A350-900 flights, connecting Seoul to Osaka and Manila, in May of this year.  The airline has 12 A350-900s on order.

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