Tag: Boeing 777

Lufthansa Reveals the First Secrets of Its New Business Class

Lufthansa has revealed one of its best-kept secrets and unveiled the concept for its brand-new Business Class. It will be available on regular routes for the first time in 2020, with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat is the key element of the service and comfort level in the cabin, which have […]

Singapore Airlines Finalises US$13.8b Order For Boeing Aircraft

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has formally signed a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional growth and fleet modernisation through the next decade. The signing took place today (23 October US time) at the White House in Washington DC, at a ceremony witnessed by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister […]

Malaysia to Resume Search for Flight MH370 Missing Since 2014

Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared in the sky over the South China Sea on March 8, 2014. Since then, all attempts to find the crashed plane have failed. The Malaysian government has notified relatives of the passengers of flight MH370 Boeing 777, which went missing in 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, that […]

Qatar Airways Begins 777 Retrofits

Qatar Airways’ maintenance organization has begun performing retrofits of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation global, high-throughput satellite (HTS) communications equipment on the carrier’s fleets of Boeing 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs. Permission for the retrofits follows the award to Inmarsat of a supplemental type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency to retrofit the GX Aviation terminal to Qatar […]

Malaysian Airlines To Lease Eight Alitalia Jets

Malaysian Airlines CEO Peter Bellew has told Reuters he is willing to lease jets from Italy’s troubled Alitalia. Alitalia entered administration proceedings last month after a restructuring bid, involving job and compensation cuts, by shareholder Etihad failed. Meanwhile Bellew has said he wants to lease either the carrier’s A330s, B777s or a combination in a […]

Etihad Cargo Boosts Freighter Fleet with 10th Aircraft

Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of its 10th freighter further boosting Etihad Airways’ fastest growing division. The addition of an A330F takes its Airbus freighter fleet to five, joining five Boeing 777 freighters that collectively serve 42 destinations worldwide. The delivery follows 12 months of sustained growth for the carrier, which launched 10 new freighter […]

Emirates Celebrates First Year on World’s Longest A380 Non-Stop Route

Upgrading the aircraft type to the double-decker A380 on its daily non-stop service connecting Dubai and Auckland was one of the key reasons for a successful first year on the route, the world’s longest A380 flight, says Emirates. Emirates celebrated 12 months on the non-stop route, flown firstly with a 266-seat Boeing 777-200LR and then, […]

World’s Longest Flight by Qatar Airways Lands in Auckland

Qatar Airways has launched a record-breaking service to Auckland, New Zealand, making it the operator of the world’s longest commercial flight. The flight, which takes 17 hours and 30 minutes to cover a distance of 14,535 kilometres nonstop from Doha, touched down in Auckland. “Arriving in Auckland on Waitangi Day, and achieving the title of […]

Qatar Airways Cargo Introduces New Freighter Services in the Americas

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it will launch freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas, starting 2 February 2017. Boeing 777 freighters will fly twice a week to the South American cities of Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito and the North American city of Miami. The twice weekly freighter service will depart from […]

Boeing to Cut More Commercial Jobs in 2017

Boeing anticipates its Commercial Airplanes unit’s workforce will be reduced by 8% by the end of 2016 compared to January, and it is planning additional employee reductions in the unit in 2017, which could include involuntary layoffs. Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister and Boeing vice chairman Ray Conner shared the news about […]