Angola Airlines receives third 777-300ER
Written by defenceWeb, Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The 777-300ER departed Paine Field in Everett on June 23 for a more than 14 000 kilometre (7 563 nautical mile) non-stop flight to TAAG’s home base in Luanda at Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport.
TAAG took delivery of its first 777-300ER in 2011 and became the first African airline to purchase, own and operate the type. The airline also has one of the largest 777 fleets on the continent with a combination of three 777-200ERs and three 777-300ERs, according to Boeing. The carrier is scheduled add two more 777-300ERs in the coming years.
“The 777 is recognized by airlines and passengers alike as the premier choice for long-distance travel,” said Joaquin Teixeira da Cunha, chairman and CEO, TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola. “Adding yet another 777-300ER to our growing fleet of modern Boeing airplanes provides us with greater capacity, flexibility and route options, while ensuring our passengers continue to travel in the highest standards of comfort.”
At the same time, TAAG Angola Airlines renewed its five-year contract for Boeing Maintenance Engineering services.
READ MOREFACTBOX: Air travel in Africa
TAAG orders three more Boeing 777s
Angola Airlines becomes first African airline to receive Boeing 777-300ER
TAAG will continue to grow its route network by using the 777-300ER fleet for direct routes to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal, and other European destinations.
“The 777-300ER has rightly become the flagship of TAAG’s long-haul fleet, providing increased range, capacity and superb economics,” said Van Rex Gallard, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. “We have a relationship that spans some four decades with TAAG and are rightly proud that the airline continues to operate an all-Boeing fleet. We remain ready and committed to supporting TAAG through its continued growth and success.”
Founded in 1938, TAAG operates an all-Boeing fleet of over ten aircraft made up of 777s and a combination of Classic and Next-Generation 737s.
- Angolan armed forces to get new helicopters, navy vessels
- Boeing and Chinese partner to make jet fuel from 'gutter oil'
- World air cargo traffic to double over next two decades - report
- Ethiopian Airlines orders 20 737 MAX 8s
- Boeing and Paramount ink cooperation agreement as Boeing expands African presence
- Boeing forges ahead with MSA project
- Angolan Navy acquiring seven patrol vessels from Brazil
- Airbus hits 1,001 orders this year, net sales lag Boeing
- SA signs new Benguela Current pact
- Boeing, South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco
DSI successfully concludes African military contract
by Decisive Solutions International, 21 November 2014
Decisive Solutions International delivered the advisory services contract to the military of an African government six months ahead of time.
New radar ensures superiority of Eurofighter
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 21 November 2014
Airbus Defence and Space is playing a major role in the development and integration of the Captor-E radar.
The Atlantis Group extends Aviation business depth
by Atlantis Corporation, 19 November 2014
The dedicated aviation company, known as Atlantis Aviation, will serve new opportunities in the SADEC region.
Airbus Defence and Space awarded EUR13m periscope maintenance facility for India
by AIRBUS Defence & Space, 19 November 2014
The company's Optronics business unit will deliver a periscope maintenance facility in Delhi for the Indian Ministry of Defence.
MD Helicopters awarded $5.1m logistics support contract for MD 530F primary training aircraft in service with Saudi Arabian National Guard
by Safomar Aviation, 19 November 2014
The company will support the MD 530F primary training helicopter fleet currently in service with the Saudi Arabian National Guard.
Saab receives missile subsystems order
by Saab, 11 November 2014
The company has signed a contract comprising missile subsystems amounting to approximately MSEK 250.