Egyptair News

Farnborough 2016: EgyptAir signs $900m Boeing deal

Farnborough 2016: EgyptAir signs $900m Boeing deal

Boeing and EgyptAir announced an order today for nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal is valued at $864 million at current list prices, with eight of the airplanes to be financed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The announcement coincides with 50 years of partnership between Boeing and the airline that began with an order for a 707 in 1966.

EgyptAir MS804 ‘did not’ change course before crash

EgyptAir MS804 ‘did not’ change course before crash

24th May 2016 Airline News

EgyptAir flight MS804 did not swerve and change direction before disappearing from radar screens, according to officials in Egypt. Greece had previously suggested the plane had turned 90 degrees left and performed a 360 degree turn to the right before it crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 disappeared from radar screens on route from Paris to Cairo last Thursday.

Debris found in search for missing EgyptAir MS804

Debris found in search for missing EgyptAir MS804

20th May 2016 Airline News

The Egyptian military has located debris from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean. Military units from Greece, France, Egypt and the UK have been scouring the Mediterranean near the Greek island of Karpathos following the disappearance of the flight yesterday.

EgyptAir flight MS804 crashes in Mediterranean

EgyptAir flight MS804 crashes in Mediterranean

19th May 2016 Airline News

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar, the Egyptian flag-carrier has confirmed. French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the plane likely crashed on route to the Egyptian capital. Some 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel were on board the Airbus A320 when it disappeared at 00:45 GMT.

Fake suicide belt used in EgyptAir MS181 hijack

Fake suicide belt used in EgyptAir MS181 hijack

30th Mar 2016 Airline News

EgyptAir flight MS181 was hijacked using a fake suicide belt, officials have confirmed. The Airbus A320 was carrying 56 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, along with six crew and a security official, when it was diverted by a passenger threatening to blow himself up yesterday.

Passengers freed as EgyptAir hijacker surrenders to police

Passengers freed as EgyptAir hijacker surrenders to police

29th Mar 2016 Airline News

The hijacking of an EgyptAir flight forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus has ended peacefully with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering. A number of passengers and crew had earlier been freed from a hijacked plane has sat on the runway at the airport.