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Father stands by his 747

IT HAS FLOWN a collective 20 billion miles, carrying 40 per cent of the population around the globe. The Boeing 747 is an aviation icon. But after 33 profitable years, it is under threat.

Monday, 3 June, 2002, 12:00am

Terror attacks 'haven't deterred participants'

About 800 business and political leaders will attend next week's East Asia Economic Summit following a surge in registrations, according to organisers.

The forum's senior press officer, Fon Mathuros, revealed the updated figures yesterday amid fears delegates would stay away in the wake of the US terror attacks.

24 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

SAR winner from air expansion

Hong Kong's airport is expected to benefit from the expansion of China's domestic fleet over the next two decades.

Gordon McHenry, director of market development at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the airport already had a lead in the region that rivals would find hard to bridge.

9 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Mainland air growth seen at twice world rate over 20 years

Air traffic in the mainland will grow by about 9.3 per cent in the next 20 years, double the worldwide growth rate, according to projections by aerospace giant Boeing.

5 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

US sets tone for mainland

The mainland's commercial aviation industry could emerge looking like that of the United States once Beijing completes reorganising the sector, according to a Boeing Commercial Airplane Group executive.

'China's domestic market is similar to that of the US,' vice-president of marketing Randolph Baseler said in Hong Kong.

13 Oct 1999 - 12:00am


The arrival of US crash investigators marks the first time American, rather than British experts, have been asked to help with a Hong Kong air accident inquiry.

25 Aug 1999 - 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

US$80m airline deal sealed

A US$80 million aircraft facility for Shandong Airlines to finance the purchase of two Boeing 737-300 aircraft has been completed. The aircraft were delivered in July and September.

12 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Jet turns back

A Korean Air Boeing 747 bound for Seoul with 369 passengers was forced to return to Hong Kong minutes after take-off when an engine had to be shut down.

15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

BA considering Boeing 777 fleet

British Airways (BA) is reported to be considering buying 34 Boeing 777 jetliners and at the same time cutting the number of Boeing 747s on order.

The move reflects Asia's mounting recession and a possible downturn in the US market.

12 Aug 1998 - 12:00am