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Qatar Airways Wants A Boeing 777X Freighter

Qatar Airways Wants A Boeing 777X Freighter

In an interview yesterday, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said that the airline would “definitely be interested” in a freighter version of the Boeing 777X. However, he clarified that he isn’t aware of Boeing embarking on such a version of the new aircraft. Qatar has...
Airbus – A350F Cargo Jet On The Cards?

Airbus – A350F Cargo Jet On The Cards?

Reports suggest that Airbus is seriously considering the possibility of an A350F version of its newest widebody design. And now might be a good time for something like it! The reports come from the airlines, who suggest that Airbus is consulting them about an A350F....
Cold Weather Testing – Why Do They Do It (and where)?

Cold Weather Testing – Why Do They Do It (and where)?

Boeing’s 777X and COMAC’s C919 are undergoing different types of cold weather testing. This is part of the certification process for both aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers have to keep a lot of people happy, when they certify an aircraft. By design, commercial aircraft...
The Falkland Islands – Lufthansa Makes Longest Flight

The Falkland Islands – Lufthansa Makes Longest Flight

Lufthansa today completed a flight to the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic. It is Germany’s SECOND longest-ever flight. And the German carrier’s longest. The pandemic caused several unusual events in the past few months. It meant we all had (and still have) to...
Qatar Airways’ Busy New-Year Week

Qatar Airways’ Busy New-Year Week

Besides getting another three brand-new Boeing 777F deliveries, Qatar Airways had a couple more important notes in its operations. All in the space of a week. Just after the year changed into 2021, Qatar Airways reached 30 Boeing 777F freighters in its fleet, by...