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Air India Incident: Flying BAT In 777 Cabin!

Air India Incident: Flying BAT In 777 Cabin!

An Air India Boeing 777 returned to its origin airport in Delhi, because cabin crew spotted a bat flying in the aircraft! Through no fault of their own, bats got some bad press in the last 18 months. Aviation has certainly felt the effects of events, relating to these...
FAA To Require Boeing To Strengthen 777 Engine Cowling

FAA To Require Boeing To Strengthen 777 Engine Cowling

FAA’s Administrator said yesterday that the agency will require Boeing to strengthen the cowling design of its Pratt & Whitney-powered 777-200s. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson was speaking to a US House committee. This development follows the high-profile failure...
Etihad Retiring 777, A380 For Good, Transforming Fleet!

Etihad Retiring 777, A380 For Good, Transforming Fleet!

Etihad Airways is making big changes in its widebody plans, retiring their 777-300ER fleet, and declaring the A380 “not commercially sustainable”. News of retirement for Etihad’s A380 fleet isn’t particularly surprising, but retiring their 777-300ER fleet, is. Etihad...
Japan Airlines – Pratt & Whitney Engined 777s Retired!

Japan Airlines – Pratt & Whitney Engined 777s Retired!

Following the high-profile Pratt & Whitney engine failure over Denver in February, Japan Airlines has grounded the affected fleet. Last December Japan Airlines had what seemed like a carbon-copy incident with one of its own Pratt & Whitney-engined 777s. An...
Second 777-300ER Freighter Conversion Program Begins

Second 777-300ER Freighter Conversion Program Begins

Sequoia Aircraft Conversions is working on a program to generate freighter aircraft from the world’s 777-300ER fleet. These used 777s are seeing plenty of cargo demand lately. The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, in the United States. For the 777-300ER freighter...