Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wide Body Report - April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

Kuwait Airways has received its sixth Boeing 777-300ER to be delivered during the past four months.  A total of ten such aircraft are expected to eventually join the Kuwait Airways fleet.

Production snags have delayed the delivery of two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft destined for United Airlines, due to the availability of seating on back order from France's Zodiac Aerospace.  The delayed aircraft are part of United Airlines' attempts to rebrand its cabins, and win back business travelers along high-volume routes to Asia.

Boeing's first 787-10 prototype made its first flight this past week, inaugurating the flight test program for the largest member of the Dreamliner family.

A Boeing 787 flown by Scoot clipped wing tips with an Emirates Airbus A380 at Singapore Changi International Airport.

Etihad Airways has commenced daily service with a Boeing 787-9 along its Abu Dhabi-Amman route.

British Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 along its London-Mumbai route.

Cathay Pacific has inaugurated service to Tel Aviv aboard the Airbus A350.

Triumph has been contracted to supply composite rudder components from its Thailand facility for the Airbus A350 over the next five years.

Singapore Airlines has launched service to Melbourne aboard the A350-900.

Lufthansa is counting on the Airbus A350-900 to turn its long-haul routes out of Munich, which have consistently lost money, profitable.

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