Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wide Body Report - June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

India's Jet Airways has deployed the Boeing 777 on its Delhi to Singapore route, increasing the available passenger volume by some 35-percent over the Airbus A330-200 that was formerly assigned on this flight.

Lufhansa is evaluating the option of dropping first class seating from some of the Boeing 777-9 aircraft that it currently has on order, in favor of a "Business Plus" seating arrangement.  The 777-9 is part of the Boeing 777X family of aircraft currently under development.

Kestrel Aviation has closed a sale for a second luxury VIP conversion of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing's lineup at this year's Paris Air Show is expected to include a 737 MAX-9 and well as a 787-10 on static display.

United Airlines is expected to deploy the Boeing 787-9 on the world's third-longest route, connecting LAX and Singapore.

Airbus expects to refit Zodiac Aerospace seats on all of Finnair's A350s due to quality issues.  Airbus has been wracked with delivery delays for the A350, due largely to cabin hardware delivery issues.

Airbus expects to bring its A350-1000 prototype, now in flight test, to the Paris Air Show.

Airbus expects to cut production of the A380 superjumbo below one aircraft per month if no new orders are logged shortly.

China and Russia have formalized their plans to jointly develop the C929 wide-body airline over the next decade, as a direct competitor to Airbus and Boeing's mid-size aircraft.

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