Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wide Body Report - June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

Boeing's 777 celebrated 23 years of flight this past week.

El Al Israel Airlines expects to receive the first of 16 Boeing 787s that are currently on order this August.

Airbus has rolled out its first A350-900 in Delta Airlines livery.  The airplane is expected to enter service in October.

The first Airbus A350-1000 is expected to be delivered to Qatar Airways by the end of this year.

Airbus is examining the possibility of incorporating wing tip extensions onto the A380 superjumbo aircraft.

Russian officials have announced that they intend to develop a new jet engine of their own, the PD-35, to power the C929 mid-size airliner that was recently launched as a joint program with China.  Many industry sources expect export copies of the airplane, however, to feature more fuel-efficient Western jet engines.

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