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Boeing employees celebrate the launch of the company's 777X (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Expects Further Delay in 777X, Looks to Swap With 787 Dreamliner

Emirates, Boeing's biggest 777X customer with 115 firm orders, expects another delay with deliveries due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic. The airline no longer expects to receive its first 777X next year, Emirates chief operating officer (COO) Adel Al Redha told Bloomberg on Thursday. After there had previously been a deferment due to technical problems, Boeing had to postpone the first delivery to 2021. An Emirates spokesman previously told AirlineGeeks that the carrier would announce the product details for its…

Lufthansa Evaluates New Long-Haul Aircraft to Renew Aging Airbus Fleet

German flag carrier Lufthansa is in the process of evaluating different long-haul widebody aircraft to be the successor of its A330 and A340 fleet. According to Bloomberg, the airline has requested proposals from both Airbus and Boeing on a potential deal that is said to involve the purchase of 20 aircraft…