Air International 2013-05
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Cathay was founded in 1946 and started operations with a single DC-3 called Betsy, on charter and freight flights.
Malaysia Airlines' A380 9M-MNF (msn 114) was the 100th super jumbo delivered by Airbus. The event took place on March 28, 2013.
A380 9M-MNC (msn 084) at London-Heathrow which was the first route flown by Malaysia Airlines' super jumbo.
Malaysia Airlines' female cabin crew wear a stylish Kebaya, a traditional style of dress worn thoughout South-East Asia.
The Royal Silk business class section aboard a THAI A380.
Each THAI A380 is fitted with 507 seats, 12 of which are designated first class and located in the forward part of the upper deck.
A lie-flat seat within the first class compartment in the forward part of the upper deck of a THAI A380.
All six of Cathay's North American routes, four to the US and two to Canada, are now served by Boeing 777-300ERs.
A crucial element of Cathay's operation is a reputation for comfort and style in business class where the seats on Boeing 777-300ERs lie flat, are 82 inches long and encased in moulded shells.
Malaysia Airlines joined the oneworld alliance on February 1, 2013.
Hong-Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways operates a fleet of 37 Airbus A330-300s.
The AW189 SAR variant will play a pivotal role in the provision of search and rescue in the UK.
The eight-tonne AW189 is optimised for the onshore/offshore passenger transport role.
AW189 prototype P4 on a test flight from AgustaWestland's Yeovil facility in Somerset on November 23, 2012.
AW189 protoype PP5 is the one non-instrumented prototype that is closest to a series production standard aircraft, and is likely to be used for instructor training in Italy this spring.
Prototype P4 is instrumented for load certification and is being used to increase the AW189's maximum take-off weight and demonstrate the aircraft's structural capabilities to the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The AW189's cabin design can be configured to meet customer specific requirements and is large enough to accomodate 12 to 18 passengers.
The main features of the AW189 cockpit are four 8x10 inch colour active matrix liquid crystal displays with button-selectable menus that enable the crew to constantly monitor flight information.
Cathay is accelerating the retirement of its ageing, fuel-hungry, Boeing 747-400s.
The wing area of a Boeing 747-400 covers 6,027 ft2 / 560 m2 compared to 9,100 ft2 / 845 m2 for an A380.
Four of THAI's 16 747-400s, the backbone of the airline's long-haul fleet, will be phased out by the end of 2013.
Cathay's first class cabin onboard a Boeing 747-400.