Dreamliner Customers Lean on 30-Year-Old Planes to Fill Network

Dreamliner Customers Lean on 30-Year-Old Planes to Fill Network

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An Airbus SAS A330 aircraft, operated by Virgin Atlantic, stands on the tarmac at Heathrow airport. The three-year delay of the 787 into service boosted demand for the 330 as a suitable substitute, even as Airbus works to introduce a new competitor, the A350, which is set for first flight this year and introduction to service in 2014.