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United announces largest widebody aircraft order ever placed by a U.S. carrierCHICAGO, ILLINOIS — United Airlines today announced the largest widebody order by a U.S. airline in commercial aviation history: 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliners with options to purchase 100 more. United expects to take delivery of the new widebody planes between 2024 and 2032 and keeps the right to choose among the 787-8, 9, or 10 models. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...
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they have almost 150 777 and 767...both need to be replaced
787 is a great airplane and makes sense. 737(of any vintage) doesn't make sense.
Maybe the 737 doesn’t make sense, but it makes dollars, euros, etc. The 737 MAX is and will continue to be a moneymaker for the airlines which operate it, though probably not for Boeing when all is said and done.
Best of all, they're buying an American product!
The Max and the Dreamliner are appropriate aircraft to to take on the future of modern airliners. As an ATP, my days of flying will soon come to an end as I reach that day of the midnight of my 65th birthday. After 34 years of flying mostly Boeing aircraft, I’m glad to see Boeing moving ahead with such a tremendous order. I have nothing against Airbus but I have never liked the idea of a flight management system (computer) having more say so than the PIC. Now we hear talk of a single pilot (can you say flight manager?j on the flight deck in the near future! Time to retire…