Air NZ fleet replacement: good news for Boeing as Dash 10 is favoured

Manufacturers had been eagerly awaiting Air NZ’s decision on a replacement for its fleet of Boeing 777-200.

Airbus, with its new A350, had all been but ruled out by industry observers last week because of the cost and complexity of introducing another wide-bodied jet to a small fleet.

The choice therefore was between the new Boeing 777-900 and a later model of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Dash 10.

Air   NZ today confirmed  the decision to purchase eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft powered by GE Aviation’s GEnx-1B engines.

At today’s list prices, the agreement represents a value of US $2.7 billion. Continue reading “Air NZ fleet replacement: good news for Boeing as Dash 10 is favoured”