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Feb 23, 2021 / 17:57

No Boeing 777 aircraft currently operational in Vietnam

In the past, a number of Vietnamese airlines used to operate Boeing 777 aircraft, however, all had been liquidated in the 2017-18 period.

All Vietnamese airlines have disused Boeing 777 planes, while no Boeing 777 flying in the country’s airspace.

 United Airlines' Boeing 777-200 at Denver International Airport. Photo: AFP/VNA

A senior official from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAA) made the statement following news that dozens of Boeing 777 aircraft have been grounded across the world as a result of an engine failure on a United Airlines flight last Saturday.

In the past, a number of airlines in Vietnam used to operate Boeing 777 aircraft, however, all had been liquidated in the 2017-18 period.

“While the CAA has not given any decision to ground the plane model, but the fact that Boeing has recommended a temporarily suspension of Boeing 777 flights worldwide means no Boeing 777 would fly through Vietnamese airspace,” he added.

The CAA also stressed despite many Vietnamese airlines planning to open Vietnam-US direct flight route have expressed interests on the new Boeing 777x, no airlines have so far signed a purchasing contract for the model.

United Airlines is currently the only US airline operating Boeing 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 turbines.

United Flight 328, a Boeing 777-200 bound for Honolulu, made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport shortly after takeoff on February 20 after its right engine failed, with no injuries were reported on board the plane, reported CNBC.