Air New Zealand is setting up the next phase of its fleet development with an order for more Boeing 787s, and its decision to switch 787 engine providers represents a significant coup for General Electric. The carrier revealed on May 27 it intends to place firm orders for eight 787-10s to replace its 777-200ERs, with options for another 12 787s. The airline has flexibility to change any of the -10 orders to the smaller -9s, and the options cover either version. The agreement is in the form ...

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