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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....
New Boeing 777X Order! – But There’s A Catch…

New Boeing 777X Order! – But There’s A Catch…

Singapore Airlines announced that it agreed with Boeing to add 11 777X orders in its books. But not all news is good. It also made changes to Airbus orders. Singapore Airlines operates in unusual circumstances, in Asia. It doesn’t have a domestic market. But it...
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...
Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates believes that Boeing may not be ready to hand over its first 777X to Emirates and other airlines before 2023, if not later. The original plan called for the first deliveries to happen in 2020. Boeing still hopes to certify the 777X in 2022, with deliveries to...