Saturday, October 20, 2018

Brazil's largest airline renewing aircraft fleet with Boeing

GOL Linhas AĆ©reas Inteligentes, Brazil's largest airline, is renewing its fleet with an order of 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are expected to be fully delivered by 2028. GOL already operates Brazil's newest and most modern fleet. The airline will receive 105 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 30 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft.
The first three MAX 8 aircraft were delivered to GOL between June and October and are already operating on commercial flights. The company will add four MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet by the end of the year, replacing its Next Generation models.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 was developed with the help of GOL's pilots, engineers and technicians. The new aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, offering the best operational performance and a range of over 4,000 miles, enabling GOL to fly to new destinations.
The 737 MAX 10 aircraft will comfortably accommodate 30 additional passengers when compared to the MAX 8 seating configuration, which accommodates up to 186 clients. It expects to fly the first MAX 10 aircraft in its fleet in 2022.

Friday, October 19, 2018

First 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for Juneyao Airlines

The Boeing Company delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by a privately-held Chinese airline.

Juneyao Airlines, previously an all-Airbus operator, mainly offers flights from Shanghai to more than 50 cities across China. In introducing the long-range 787 Dreamliner, the carrier is looking to expand its international network and increase flights to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.

The 787-9 is part of a family of three airplanes that offer long ranges and unmatched fuel efficiency in the 200 to 350 seat market. The 787-9 can carry 290 passengers and fly up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 kilometers), while reducing fuel use and emissions by 20 to 25 percent compared to older airplanes.

This delivery marks the first of 10 787-9 Dreamliners for Juneyao and their emergence as an international carrier.

The 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling widebody jet in history with nearly 1,400 orders since its launch. More than 700 of those Dreamliners have entered service around the world, helping airlines open 210 new, non-stop routes and saving more than 28 billion pounds of fuel.