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777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

Boeing’s continuing delays in the 777X programme mean that Emirates will have to keep its A380 fleet around for longer. But is this a problem? Emirates is the biggest user of the Airbus A380. The airline has 117 of the aircraft in its fleet, with more due for...
Boeing 777X – 118 Firm Orders Aren’t Firm Any More

Boeing 777X – 118 Firm Orders Aren’t Firm Any More

Delays in its 777X programme mean that 118 orders that Boeing previously considered to be firm, no longer are. This is under the company’s own accounting rules. So is this an accounting detail or a real problem? Boeing’s 777X woes and the change in status of 118 firm...
Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates believes that Boeing may not be ready to hand over its first 777X to Emirates and other airlines before 2023, if not later. The original plan called for the first deliveries to happen in 2020. Boeing still hopes to certify the 777X in 2022, with deliveries to...
Dreamliner Production Down To 5 Aircraft Per Month

Dreamliner Production Down To 5 Aircraft Per Month

With airlines parking their widebodies, Boeing has had to make another reduction in its Dreamliner production output. This follows similar moves, and not all of them were due to the coronavirus. The latest reduction is from 6 aircraft per month, down to 5. Boeing made...
777X – Emirates Will Have To Be Patient

777X – Emirates Will Have To Be Patient

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates doesn’t have a firm date for when to expect delivery of its massive Boeing 777X order. The airline wants it, but the Airbus A350 and the 787 Dreamliner are both the picture, too. And eventually, these new giants will replace Emirates’ equally...