Aviation in 2018 | What are you looking forward to?

Ooh and Southwest is to start flights to Hawaii with their MAXes too!I

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For KTPA to finish Phase 1 of their major rebuild

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The first example (test aircraft) will be built and rolled out of the factory late 2018. It’s scheduled to do it’s first flight in February, 2019. Then It will be flight tested all of that year until it begins service with Emirates in 2020.

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Can I say something I’m not looking forward to?

Retirement of American 747s!

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American has had, or has any Boeing 747’s.*

*they did have 747 freighters briefly.

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I meant like U.S airlines :)
Check this link out for more information:

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This may be just me but I’m looking forward to Qatar Airways opening a new route into Canberra with their A350!

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What I look forward to:

Aer Lingus commencing operations into PHL, and seeing the BA 747 for a long time

I am looking forward to the 777-9 start its long journey
For Qantas to order the 777-8

And finally the A380 may fall next year

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PER-Lhr to inaugurate

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777X FOR SURE
i’m ready for the UAL B787-10!
Nice topics

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my instrument rating

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I’m looking forward to seeing some airlines getting the 787-10, and more 737 MAXs being delivered.

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Wow! Now I’m excited to see Swoop Air. That color is just too much! Other than that aim excited to see some new Boeing aircraft.

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Lufthansa is the launch customer of the 777X.

Quote wikipedia

“On September 18, 2013, Lufthansa became its launch customer by selecting for its long-haul fleet 34 Boeing 777-9X, to be launched later in 2013, along 25 Airbus A350-900s to replace its 22 747-400s and 48 A340-300/600s.[10] The design will be distributed between Charleston, Huntsville, Long Beach, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Moscow.”

Also by “rollout” we mean testing for the factory version not a commercial version.

Quote wikipedia

“In December 2014, Boeing began construction on a new 367,000 sq ft (34,100 m2) composites facility in St. Louis to be completed in 2016 and needing 700 jobs, to build 777X parts with six autoclaves for the wing and empennage parts, starting in 2017.[14] The 787 ‘surge’ line at Everett would be converted into a 777X early production line by the end of 2015.[15] The first 777X is expected to roll off that line in 2018.[16] The -9 firm-configuration was reached in August 2015 and assembly of the initial aircraft will begin in 2017 for a December 2019 introduction advanced from the previously scheduled 2020.[2]”

The Irkut MC21 being certified in other areas.

You are quoting 2013. As per October 4, 2017, a senior Boeing executive confirmed that Emirates will be the launch customer of the 777X. The previous launch customer, Lufthansa, is rethinking whether it needs all the jets it ordered.

Read the first three paragraphs of this article, it’s not a rumor site, it’s the official newspaper of Dubai, where emirates is based.

http://m.gulfnews.com/amp/business/aviation/emirates-will-be-first-airline-to-receive-777x-says-boeing-1.2100774

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Ok, I was thinking Lufthansa is still the launch customer since it had placed a firm order. But if a Boeing exec said it it must be true. Weird how wiki didn’t update that information on their page about the launch customer yet.

I understand. It’s why I never trust nor use Wikipedia. The information can be edited by anyone, which causes two problems, it can either be outdated, or incorrect, or both.

Only the 777-9 is coming out next year, not the whole 777-x series…