Delta Air Lines yesterday confirmed that it will be the US launch customer for the 777-200LR. It will take delivery of two of the type in early 2008, having converted two dash 200ERs it had on order from Boeing, according to a Delta spokesperson. "These aircraft will enable us to fly nonstop to ultra-long-distance destinations across Asia and the Middle East as we continue our international expansion," said Mel Fauscett, MD-fleet planning and acquisition. The aircraft will be powered by GE90 ...

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