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  1. Cathay Pacific plane just seconds from collision in Australia

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... An air safety investigation has been launched to find out how a Cathay Pacific plane carrying 309 passengers ended up seconds away from a potential collision with another passenger jet ... over Australia's Northern Territory. The pilot of Cathay Pacific flight 135, almost full as expatriates headed home for Christmas, climbed 300 metres to 11,500 metres and veered ...

  2. Cathay stake sale bolsters confidence in Citic Pacific

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Citic Pacific's decision to offload its stake in Cathay Pacific Airways signals a return to basics for the Beijing-controlled company, which took a big hit from ill-timed ... of a 14.5 per cent stake in Cathay to Air China and Swire Pacific for HK$7.35 billion. It will retain a 2.98 per cent stake in Cathay after the disposal. 'Investors are generally confident ...

  3. Cathay Pacific works on spreading its wings

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng in Xiamen Flights to Moscow, Bahrain, Egypt and Dubai planned ahead of regional growth Cathay Pacific Airways is studying the feasibility of operating direct flights to Moscow, ... launch of its Hong Kong-Xiamen flight on Monday. However, there were several hurdles facing Cathay in its Moscow bid, including the lack of travel agents willing to operate tours to Russia. ...

  4. New 747 interests Cathay Pacific

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... No decisions made on replacements for ageing long-haul aircraft after 2006 Cathay Pacific Airways has expressed interest in Boeing's latest next-generation jumbo jet study - an 'Advanced' 747 - as a possible replacement for its ageing fleet of long-haul airliners in the latter half of this decade. Senior Cathay managers, including chief executive David Turnbull and director ...

  5. Cathay launches huge survey on pilot fatigue

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Tens of thousands of questionnaires are being filled in by Cathay Pacific cockpit crew in a pioneering study into the effects of fatigue on pilots. The airline has drafted in two ... and may need to be changed to avoid pilot fatigue. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Airline Pilots Association, which is working with Cathay Pacific on the survey, said: 'With over 7,000 flights ...

  6. Cathay's problem planes ready to fly

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Four Cathay Pacific 777-300 planes would be back in the air this week, after the maker Boeing solved a problem with their engines, the airline said yesterday. Cathay's 10 Boeing ... aircraft,' said Cathay Pacific Airway's engineering director Derek Cridland. He said the modification and revised inspection procedures were now in place across the fleet. 'After testing ...

  7. Cathay's new Airbus 330-300 now in HK

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Updated at 6.58pm: Leading carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said on Friday its new Airbus 330-300 aircraft was now in Hong Kong - giving the airline a fleet of 95 aircraft. The company said in a statement the Airbus 330-300 arrived in the territory on Thursday. Manufactured in France, the huge, state-of-the-art aircraft will serve on flights to Australia and the Middle East, Cathay said. ...

  8. Lack of fuel forced Cathay jet back

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The pilot of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 that returned to London after an engine was shut down considered continuing the flight to Hong Kong with only three of the four ... if shutting down the engine and flying on three engines did not use too much fuel. A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said there was no airworthiness issue that obliged a pilot who is forced to shut down ...

  9. Experience five-star holidays at affordable prices

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... marketing manager for Cathay Pacific Holidays. 'The amount of money that travellers would have been paying previously for a three-star experience will now buy five-star. We work very hard with the land operators and hoteliers to provide the best deals, and also co-operate with the tourism boards, and of course the customer benefits too.' Together with Dragonair, Cathay provides ...

  10. The Amazing Adventures of Betsy and Niki

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Donnolley

    ... Not until many years later, in Hong Kong, did I learn that this old workhorse was Betsy, Cathay Pacific's founding aircraft, who at the time I saw her was still earning her keep in the sunset ... Adventures of Betsy and Niki (Niki was Cathay Pacific's second DC-3). The text of this handsome little volume can be described as 'Chic lite': condensed and sanitised versions of some ...




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