Tag: Boeing 777

Boeing Lands $18.6 Billion Deal with Qatar Airways for 100 Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Boeing Co. landed an $18.6 billion deal with Qatar Airways for as many as 100 aircraft, providing a sales boost to the US company’s upgraded 737 jetliner with one of the year’s largest commercial aeroplane deals. The Doha-based carrier pledged to buy as many as 60 of the 737 Max 8 jet, valued at $6.9 […]

Emirates Boeing 777 Crashlands at Dubai DXB Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai International Airport has closed until further notice after an Emirates Airline flight crash landed and burst into flames. Footage of the incident showed a tower of flames bursting from the front of the aircraft with plumes of thick smoke pouring from its upper section. Emirates EK521 had travelled from the southern Indian city of […]

Emirates Cover 432 Million Kilometres Across the Globe In Six Months

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates aircraft have travelled over 432 million kilometres since January 2016, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times. A typical week sees the airline operating more than 3,600 flights, with over 96,000 flights operated in the first half of 2016. Emirates is the world’s largest international airline currently serving 154 destinations across […]

Aviation Engines Past, Present and Future

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the performance of aircraft has increased, the requirements of their engines have also increased. The first aircraft had gasoline engines with pistons and carburetors, current aircraft are powered by jet engines, and new experimental engines might bedriven by ramjet and scramjet technology. The First Aircraft Engine The 1903 “Wright Brothers Flyer” was powered by […]

Iran and Its Airlines Nearing Tentative Deal to Buy 100 Boeing Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran and its airlines are nearing a tentative agreement to buy about 100 Boeing Co. jets following the easing of trade sanctions, according to people briefed on the discussions. The Islamic Republic is expected to buy jets directly from the U.S. plane maker in what would be one of the highest-profile deals between a U.S. […]

More Debris Found With Possible MH370 Link: Australia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Three new pieces of debris found in Mozambique and Mauritius may have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to Australian authorities.  Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia’s Transport Minister said Thursday (May 26). The […]

Boeing, China Airlines Celebrate Delivery of First Co-Branded 777

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing  and China Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the world’s first co-branded 777 during a ceremony in Everett, marking the carrier’s 10th 777-300ER (Extended Range). “We are delighted to celebrate 100 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,” said Steve Chang, Vice President of Corporate Planning, […]

China Eastern Airlines Finalizes Order For 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and China Eastern Airlines today finalized an order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at nearly $4 billion at current list prices, strengthens China Eastern’s expanding long-haul fleet. “We are very happy to introduce the new 787 Dreamliners into our long-haul fleet,” said China Eastern Airlines Chairman Liu Shaoyong. “The addition of these […]

Qatar Airways Urges Airbus To Resolve A350 ‘issues’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways increased pressure on Europe’s Airbus over aircraft reliability on Wednesday, saying it had some “issues” with the A350 passenger jet, barely a year after it entered service. “We have some issues with the A350, which was expected because it’s a new programme. However, we feel that Airbus is losing steam in resolving these […]

MH17 May Have Been Downed By Ukrainian Jet, According to BBC Documentary

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine in 2014 could have been downed by a Ukrainian fighter jet, a BBC documentary will claim. The plane carrying 298 people crashed while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing everyone on board. A Dutch-led inquiry concluded last year it had been blown out of […]