The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network. The deal comes via a lease from Air Lease Corporation.
Boeing has said it will put development of the ultra-long-range 777-8 on hold. The decision comes after a review of the development programme schedule and of 777X customer needs.
Boeing has reported its largest-ever quarterly loss, with the manufacturer losing $3.4 billion over the past three months. The financial damage comes as the entire fleet of flagship 737 Max planes remains grounded.
Boeing has said it will record an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion, or $8.74 per share, in connection with the grounding of the 737 Max. The plane is currently out of operation following two crashes, in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
Ryanair is expecting to welcome five million fewer passengers next summer as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max impacts capacity growth. The Irish airline has a total of 135 of the controversial models on order, the first five of which are due for delivery this autumn.
flyadeal has announced an order for 30 A320neo aircraft from Airbus. The decision follows the crashes of two 737 Max jets, the first in Indonesia in October followed by one in Ethiopia in March, which killed 346 people.
Boeing has offered US$100 million (£80 million) to the families and communities of those killed in two 737 Max accidents. The aircraft type remains grounded following the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Lion Air flight 610 in March and October last year respectively.
American Airlines has confirmed it now expects the Boeing 737 Max to remain grounded until at least September 3rd. The FAA is currently working with manufacturer Boeing to certify software upgrades to the 737 Max following two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
Boeing has revealed it is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to address a “potential nonconformance” on components used in the construction of its 737 planes. The manufacture has contacted 737 operators advising them to inspect the slat track assemblies on certain airplanes.
Air New Zealand currently operates a fleet of 13 787-9 Dreamliners which chief executive, Christopher Luxon, said have proved to be the perfect aircraft for the airline’s Pacific Rim focus.