AIR NEW ZEALAND ORDERS BOEING 787-10 DREAMLINERS

Sam Chui Aviation and Travel | May 27, 2019

AIR NEW ZEALAND ORDERS BOEING 787-10 DREAMLINERS
Air New Zealand has placed an order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners with 20 options in a deal worth $2.7 billion at list prices. Aggressively competing for the order was the Airbus A350, however reports from Reuters earlier last week outlined the airline had selected Boeing jets to replace their ageing fleet of eight Boeing 777-200ERs. Rather than sticking with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines that power their fleet of 13 787-9 Dreamliners, Air New Zealand has made the switch to General Electric, which they made very clear in their unveiling video this morning. Despite Air New Zealand suffering from ongoing groundings of their 787-9 Dreamliners thanks to Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine problems, the airline notes the move to General Electric was not related, instead stating they’re the best engines for their operational plans.

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