British Airways yesterday took the first step in its long-awaited long-haul fleet renewal, issuing an RFP to Airbus and Boeing as well as Engine Alliance, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and other key component suppliers. The aircraft under consideration are the A330, A350 XWB and A380 and the 787, 777 and 747-8. "With a combination of firm orders and options, we are planning for both growth and fleet replacement into the next decade," BA CEO Willie Walsh said, noting that environmental ...

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