Swiss International Air Lines announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The plane is the new flagship aircraft of the carrier’s long-haul fleet.
The new 777-300ER is configured with 340 seats, including eight in first class, 62 in business class, and 270 in economy. The plane will also be equipped with Wi-Fi.
Swiss says that it plans to deploy the aircraft on its route between Zurich and New …
United Airlines said it plans to purchase 40 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft, and will use them to replace some of its older aircraft operated by regional carriers.
The airline did not disclose how much it would spend on the planes, although at current list prices, the carrier could be looking at an approximately $3.2 billion purchase.
United said that the planes would enter its fleet in the middle of next year.
The airline’s …
Dreamliner launch customer All Nippon Airways and celebrated its 100,000 Dreamliner revenue flight Monday along with Boeing. ANA is the first airline to hit the 100,000 mark.
ANA Flight 177, a 787-8 Dreamliner, departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 12:23 p.m. local time for Tokyo Narita Airport with a scheduled flight time of nine hours and 15 minutes.
The Tokyo-based airline is the world’s largest operator of Dreamliners with 44 currently in its …
Boeing announced that it had set a record last year for the number of commercial airplanes delivered.
The Chicago-based airplane manufacturer said it had delivered 762 commercial planes, 39 more than the previous year, and the most ever for the company in a single year. The 762 aircraft are valued at $112.4 billion at current list prices.
Boeing also said it received 768 net commercial orders and had unfulfilled commercial orders of …
Boeing announced that China Southern Airlines placed an order for 30 Next Generation 737 and 50 737 Max aircraft.
The order is valued at $8.38 billion at list prices.
Boeing says that the 737 Max is 20% more fuel-efficient that the first Next-Generation 737, with increased speed and range. The aircraft are also outfitted with new Boeing Sky Interior, which features sculpted sidewalls and LED lighting.
The 737 Max family of aircraft, according …
Delta Air Lines said it had placed an order for as many as 20 Boeing 737-900ER and 20 used Embraer 190s Wednesday.
Wednesday’s order replaces an earlier order for 40 Boeing 737-900ERs and 20 used E190s that was announced in June.
Delta’s new 737-900ERs will have 20 seats in first class, 21 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 139 seats in economy.
The Embraer 190s are expected to …
Eva Airways and Boeing said they had finalized an order for as many as 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777-300ER planes. The order is valued at over $8 billion at current list prices.
The transaction is Taiwan’s largest single purchase of commercial airliners.
The 787-10 is the third variant of the high-tech Dreamliner aircraft. It is 224’ 1” (68.3 meters) long, seats 330 passengers in a two-class configuration, and has a …