Qantas has nearly doubled its 787 Dreamliner fleet with an order for 12 widebody jets as it plans to modernise its widebody fleet. The airline placed a firm order for four 787-9 and eight 787-10 jets. The new order is part of Qantas’ major fleet renewal program that to increase the airline’s overall fuel efficiency each year. “This is another multi-billion-dollar investment in the national carrier, and it’s great news for our customers and our people,” said Alan Joyce, group chief executive, Qantas. “The 787 and the GE engines fitted to them, are thoroughly proven and extremely capable.” Boeing claims that

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