United Airlines wants to get bigger. The carrier has plans to expand its fleet in the coming years but it also wants to get more seats in the sky per flight. And it wants to accomplish that without adding more seats to the existing aircraft. It is a somewhat complicated challenge, but if things go right United expects 3% more seats per departure on average a year from now.
Over the weekend Qantas brought another 787-9 home to its fleet in Sydney. But this was not a normal delivery flight. Project Sunrise is coming, and maybe it shouldn't.
They should've found this internal conversation way sooner. And they definitely shouldn't have waited months to disclose it to regulators. It seems Boeing new more than it wants to admit about the MCAS problems, even before the plane was certified.
Emirates has big plans for Boeing's next big jet. But the timeline for when they'll fly keeps slipping. President Sir Tim Clark now has no expectations of the aircraft joining the fleet in 20200.