Delta Air Lines plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for new longhaul aircraft that will replace all of the airline’s Boeing 747-400s and a significant part of the 767-300ER fleets.
The RFP will go out before the end of the month and Delta could decide before the end of the year.
The article goes on to say Delta plans to look at four options: The Airbus A350-900 and -1000, all three models of the Boeing 787, the current versions of the A330 and a re-engined A330.
Note the conspicuous missing 797. The same comment probably applies:
Delta is not looking at the 777X. “We don’t want experimental airplanes,” says Anderson. “We are not interested in it.”