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Anger after fire alarm causes Cathay flight to be aborted

A passenger's picture of the scene after the Boeing 777 made an emergency landing. Photo: Red Door News

A Cathay Pacific plane with more than 200 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok after a fire alarm in its cargo hold went off minutes after it took off for Hong Kong.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 6:40am 11 comments

Cathay reviewing fares, schedules as fuel soars

Cathay Pacific Airways will review schedules and fares on long-haul routes as skyrocketing fuel costs put pressure on the airline's margins.

'Flying longer needs more fuel, and it has to burn fuel to carry fuel,' said the carrier's chief operating officer John Slosar.

26 May 2008 - 12:00am

Cathay pilot

A 40-year-old pilot was taken to hospital after suffering chest pains minutes before take-off yesterday.

First Officer Paul McIntosh complained of pain 10 minutes after his Singapore-bound Boeing 777, Flight 713, left the air bridge and while it was taxiing to the runway, an airline spokesman said.

31 May 1999 - 12:00am

LucasVarity signs Rolls-Royce deal

LucasVarity, the British car and aerospace components manufacturer, yesterday announced its biggest-ever aerospace contract, signing a GBP2 billion (about HK$25.27 billion) risk and revenue sharing agreement with British aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.

15 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

JAL picks engines

Japan Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PW4090 engines to power its Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

The airline will buy five 777-300s powered by the engines. The total value of the order for 10 installed and two spare engines is about US$160 million.

5 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Startling

I REFER to the report which appeared in Business Post, on January 24 headlined, 'FAA concerned over 777 safety'.

The item claims that in 1993 a Cathay Pacific aircraft flying out of Los Angeles suffered 'such strong vibrations that the pilots considered ditching into the sea'.

31 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

ANA first with new Boeing

ALL Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the first Asian airline to operate the Boeing 777, having taken delivery last week of the new twin-engine jet in a ceremony at the manufacturer's headquarters near Seattle.

11 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Training begins for B777

A NEW training programme is under way at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co (GAMECO) in preparation for China's first Boeing 777 aircraft which will be delivered in late 1995.

The staff training will be conducted in two phases, for 10 months at GAMECO's base in Guangzhou followed by a year at Boeing's headquarters in Seattle.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Increasingly rosy picture

I WOULD like to thank the media and the public at large for their understanding with regard to my clearly unpopular decision to suspend the opposite runway mode of operation at Kai Tak at such short notice, with effect from October 29.

1 Nov 1993 - 12:00am