Malaysia Set To Phase Out The 777 In Q1 2016

Malaysia Airlines is set to phase out operations of its 777-200ER by the end of January, with the carrier reportedly giving pilots of the aircraft a deadline to accept its mutual separation scheme.

According to reports in Malaysia’s The Edge Financial Daily, the state-owned airline will compensate pilots who choose to take up its offer and are scheduled to notify successful applicants today (January 11).

Other options include voluntary secondment to other airlines in the region, long-term leave or roles on other aircraft types for pilots who choose to remain with the carrier.

Malaysia Airlines, which is undergoing a restructure, operates seven 777-200ERs which have an average aircraft age of 14.6 years.

 

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