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Replacing the Boeing 777LR

With the deployment of the A350ULR and Qantas' Sunshine Project, it is a moment to consider the long-range commercial airliner.  Prior to the A350ULR, the Range King has been the 777LR. When a test flew from Hong Kong to Heathrow, the aircraft took the "long way",...

Premium – A Fleet Review of Air France/KLM

Air France and KLM merged in 2004.  The joint company has hubs in Amsterdam and Paris.  Because of their long histories in aviation, these two airlines have a reach to every corner of the globe.  Both companies have numerous subsidiaries that cover regional and cargo...

Will Boeing Need to Cut 777 Production Further, and Will it Ever Come Back to Current Levels?

Boeing confirmed that the announced production cut in the 777 line from 8.3 per month to five per month will begin in August, 2017, and then drop to 3.5 per month in 2018. The company had earlier announced a production cut from 8.3 per month to 7 per month beginning...

The Boeing-Iran Deal: Airplanes meet Political Intrigue

The Boeing-Iran Deal Boeing and Iran have finalized the terms of a transaction for 80 aircraft with a list price of $16.6 billion.  The transaction includes 50 737s and 30 777s to be delivered from 2018 to 2028.  But just when you thought it was safe to sell airplanes...