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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777-300ER

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777-300ER

16 October 2010 Airline News

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first 777-300ER aircraft from American manufacturer Boeing, marking a significant milestone for the flag-carrier. The new aircraft will serve as the platform for the introduction of Turkish Airlines’ new Comfort Class cabin for the first time.

Turkish cabin crew ordered to lose weight

Turkish cabin crew ordered to lose weight

9 August 2010 Airline News

Turkish Airlines has given a group of flight attendants six months to slim down or face reassignment to ground positions. The employees, 13 women and 15 men, have been placed on unpaid leave until they lose weight in the first case of its kind for a European carrier.

Turkish confirms Boeing order

11 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

Turkish Airlines has signed an order with Boeing for five 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes valued at $1.36 billion at current list prices.

Turkish Airlines 737 was on autopilot

6 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed at Schiphol airport last week was running on autopilot, according to initial findings by Dutch investigation officials.The engines then cut out because a faulty altimeter prompted the plane to cut power to its engines, causing it to crash into farmland just short of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, killing nine people, including the three pilots, and injuring a further 50.

Turkish Airlines plane crashes at Schiphol

25 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

A Turkish Airlines flight has crashed into farmland just short of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, killing nine people and injuring a further 50.The Boeing 737-800, with 128 passengers plus seven crew members on board, crashed in a field near a motorway and broke into three pieces. However worse casualties were avoided because fire did not break out.