23-Jun-2010 10:32 AM

Air France-KLM considers order of 80-100 Boeing and Airbus aircraft; eyeing A350s and B787s

Air France-KLM Vice Chairman and KLM CEO, Peter Hartman, stated the carrier is considering an order for 80-100 new aircraft and expects to receive proposals from Airbus and Boeing by the end of 2010 (Dow Jones, 22-Jun-2010). The carrier is reportedly considering A350 and B787 equipment, to replace its long-haul fleet from 2015. Mr Hartman added that he opposes efforts by manufacturers to increase the range of single-aisle aircraft with new engines and other improvements as opposed to developing an all-new design, stating: "I think re-engineering is not the answer."

Want More News Like This?

CAPA Membership gives you access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find Out More