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Boeing 747

Corrections & clarifications

Due to an editing error, the last sentence of the story 'Cathay to post record profit, say analysts' on page B9 in yesterday's newspaper should have read: 'Nine passenger Airbus and Boeing planes and six Boeing 747-8 freighters will join the Cathay Pacific fleet in 2011'

Tuesday, 8 March, 2011, 12:00am

Cathay extends cost-cutting efforts

In addition to asking its staff to sign up for no-pay leave, Cathay Pacific Airways said it needed help from the airport, aircraft manufacturers and other suppliers to cope with the steepest sales drop in its history.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Taeco wins conversion contract

Xiamen-based Taikoo Aircraft Engineering (Taeco) was yesterday awarded a contract to modify 20 Boeing aircraft in a deal expected to add about US$250 million to the maintenance firm's revenues over the next three years.

1 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Dated model first flew a year after 747 debut

The ill-fated China Airlines' Boeing 747-200 was more than 22 years old, making it one of the oldest in the carrier's fleet.

The model is one of the oldest aircraft in the 747 series of American manufacturer Boeing.

Initially the 747 was designed as an all-cargo transport. The first 747 freighter could easily carry 100 tonnes over long distances.

26 May 2002 - 12:00am

More shippers turning to 'fast freight'

Global and regional economies, including Hong Kong, are seeing a structural shift to expedited freight.

The shift is due to increased use of just-in-time or zero inventory management and shorter production cycles for manufactured items like fashion and mobile phones.

9 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Fliers greet balloonists

The passengers of a jumbo jet heading for Hong Kong yesterday waved to two British balloonists making a round-the-world flight.

The pilot of the Boeing 747 radioed Andy Elson, 45, and Colin Prescott, 48, off Taiwan for permission to fly close for passengers to have a 'unique picture opportunity'. Their control centre did not name the airline.

6 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

United to start Pacific Rim flights

United Airlines, the world's largest airline, plans to start a cargo freighter service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Pacific Rim from March 2.

However, the carrier will suspend its freighter service to San Francisco and Taipei. Customers in these areas can ship cargo on United's daily non-stop Boeing 747-400 passenger service.

1 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Boeing up

THE TELEPHONE rings at around four on a Friday afternoon. My brother-in-law answers, and after a pause announces that a relative has just died in Britain. We are sitting in his house near Seattle and the funeral is to be held on Monday, 7,700 kilometres away, in London.

14 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

747 faults 'limited to Cathay'

The recent engine problems experienced by Cathay Pacific's Boeing 747 fleet appear to be confined to the airline.

Other major carriers using the same Rolls-Royce engines said their performance had been excellent and problems had been 'very rare'.

31 May 1997 - 12:00am

No incident as such

We refer to the news in brief report headlined, 'Landing aborted' (South China Morning Post, January 27).

The incident was not correctly reported and we would like to clear up any doubts in the minds of travellers.

10 Feb 1997 - 12:00am