42 New Boeings- British Airway’s Parent Company
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42 New Boeings- British Airway’s Parent Company

British Airways parent company has arranged up to 42 new Boeing 777 airplane in a deal worth up to $18.6bn. International Airlines Group has ordered 18 Boeing 777X airplane and reserved another 24. The order, for the state-of-the-art Boeing 777-9 jets, could be utilized to replace British Airways fleet of long haul 747 jumbos, which the airline said it’d phase out by 2023. The 777X aircraft have folding wingtips. The new B777-9 is the planet’s most fuel-efficient long haul aircraft also will bring benefits to British Airways fleet, stated Willie Walsh.
It is the ideal substitute for the Boeing 747, and its dimensions and scope will be a fantastic match for the airline network. This airplane will provide further cost efficiencies and environmental benefits with fuel cost per seat improvements of 30 percent in comparison to the Boeing 747. It gives an improved passenger experience. More significant than the 777, the 777-9 airplane has a cabin and a brand new wing. Other cabin enhancements, comparable to the Dreamliner, comprise larger windows and lighting. The aircraft has a more extended range: it’s able to fly 7, 600 nautical miles, that’s the equivalent of London to almost Australia.
British Airways is among the biggest operators of Boeing 777 airplane, with 58 in the fleet. The initial delivery of the new aircraft is expected in 2020. Kevin McAllister, president, and Chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: It’s the right sized airplane for British Airways to serve long-range routes with significant passenger demand effectively. A British flag carrier turns 100 this year, and also to celebrate has given one of its 747 jumbos a Boac paint job.