Air New Zealand is close to announcing an order for Boeing aircraft to replace its 777-200ER fleet, industry observers say—a move that could also make the manufacturer the frontrunner for the airline’s eventual 777-300ER replacement. Many industry observers contacted by ATW predict the carrier will most likely select 787s for the fleet upgrade. An announcement at Air New Zealand’s annual investor day May 27 is possible. A concept picture seen by ATW appears to show a ...

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