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  1. Carrier to shed Boeing aircraft

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) will phase out its five Boeing 737-800 aircraft following an order from the Civil Aviation Department banning any further growth until it meets all the safety requirements for operating a bigger fleet. The department's unprecedented ban imposed on July 17 will stop Hong Kong Airlines from adding aircraft or diversifying into other plane types. ...

  2. Cathay flight forced to avoid military aircraft

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reasons. The mainland's entire airspace is controlled by the military, with 10 per cent approved for commercial aircraft movements. As well as talks with the airline body, the International ...

  3. Aircraft maintenance trainees sent home amid dispute

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A staff training programme between the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, or HAECO, and its mainland subsidiary has been suspended because of a dispute over the way trainees are allegedly treated. The decision by Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company to temporarily halt the programme and send 140 of its aircraft maintenance trainees back to Xiamen ...

  4. Families offered free trip over city on Cathay's new aircraft

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tung Chung families who have never flown can sign up for the chance to enjoy a two-hour free trip over Hong Kong on a new Boeing aircraft this month. The special ride coincides ... will have to go through immigration. Exact times and routes would be announced later, a Cathay spokeswoman said. Cathay Pacific Airways will launch the first of 23 new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft ...

  5. Air China buys 20 aircraft to boost capacity

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Air China says it will buy 20 Airbus 330 aircraft that carry a list price of US$3.82 billion. The aircraft, which will be bought at an undisclosed discount, are expected to be delivered between 2011 and 2014. The carrier says the aircraft will increase its fleet capacity by about 16.5 per cent, allowing it to add more flights. The company will finance the purchase ...

  6. Cathay unveils new aircraft, cabin designs

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways is introducing new aircraft and cabin designs on its North America and Middle East routes to attract more business and first-class passengers. The first Boeing 777-300 ER (extended range) left Everett, Washington for delivery to Cathay in Hong Kong on Friday. The planes will be equipped with full-flat beds in business class and fixed-shell seats ...

  7. Unruly aircraft passengers could end up in prison

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... people who misbehave on board Hong Kong-controlled aircraft fined up to $50,000 and jailed for up to six months. Offences covered by the amendment to the Aviation Security Ordinance include: obstructing crew members; failing to obey instructions from the aircraft commander or crew to protect aircraft safety; disorderly behaviour; tampering or interfering with parts of the aircraft; being ...

  8. Aircraft company engineers leaders

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Vanessa Lo

    ... Vanessa Lo A fortnightly column introducing key trainee programmes Orders for aircraft have risen sharply in recent years, particularly from airlines based in Asia, which means that the Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd (HAESL) should have plenty of work in the years ahead. Consequently, the company will be hiring graduate trainees. The company began life 10 years ago ...

  9. Cathay, Dragonair to buy 8 aircraft for use as freighters

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Hong Kong's top two airlines will spend up to US$500 million in buying eight long-range aircraft for conversion to freighters as they modernise their fleets and target new markets. Cathay Pacific Airways and Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Dragonair) have agreed to buy the used B747-400 passenger aircraft with Boeing conversion kits from Singapore Airlines (SIA), ...

  10. Cathay fleet tops 100-aircraft mark

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Eight used Boeing 747s in US$300m deal add landmark capacity as demand surges Cathay Pacific Airways said yesterday it had acquired eight used long-range Boeing aircraft ... of mostly intercontinental aircraft to 103. 'Passing the 100-aircraft mark is a tremendous milestone in the development of Cathay Pacific,' chief executive David Turnbull said ...




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