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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...
Thai Airways To Sell Two A380s (Among Other Things)

Thai Airways To Sell Two A380s (Among Other Things)

With international travel looking to stay stagnant, Thai Airways is restructuring its fleet and streamlining its operations. They’re putting two Airbus A380s up for sale, the latest in an increasing list of long-haul jets that have to go. Thailand relies on tourism...
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...
Covid-19 Killed the Jumbos – And Revived Hub & Spoke?

Covid-19 Killed the Jumbos – And Revived Hub & Spoke?

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the demise of four-engined aircraft. But ironically, it revitalized the hub & spoke model that these planes were meant to serve. This still won’t save these aircraft, but it has interesting effects for the airlines that used them....
Lufthansa scraps 6 A380s ahead of schedule

Lufthansa scraps 6 A380s ahead of schedule

Lufthansa had originally planned to send six of it’s A380s back to Airbus in 2022 as part payment for their orders of more A350s, but with the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the effect it has had on the airline industry, Lufthansa has decided to permanently...