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First ever Boeing 777 finally retires Aircraft gets donated to museum 2018.10.08
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THE HONG Kong airline, Cathay Pacific, has recently retired the first passenger Boeing 777-200 (B-HNL) aeroplane ever made. Released back in 1994, it was once one of Cathay Pacific’s ‘flagship’ planes after joining the airline back in 2000.
Cathay Pacific is donating the retired plane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson (圖森市), in the US state of Arizona (亞利桑那州). The plane will be on permanent display alongside over 350 historical aircraft.
Boeing first flew this 777 plane back in 12 June, 1994, and then used it for test flights until 2000, when it became part of Cathay Pacific. The plane flew on 20,519 flights, and clocked up 49,687 hours.

(This article is published on Goodies on 08 October 2018)


1. retire (v)
    退役

2. passenger (n)
    客機

3. release (v)
    發行

4. donate (v)
    捐贈

5. permanent (adj)
    永久的

6. display (n)
    展品

7. aircraft (n)
    飛行器

8. clock up (ph v)
    達到...數值





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  1. 1. Who made the aeroplane in the first place?
    A. Cathay Pacific
    B. Airbus
    C. Boeing

  2. 2. Which museum is the plane going to?
    A. Pima Air & Space Museum
    B. Space Museum, Hong Kong
    C. National Air and Space Museum

  3. 3. How many flights has the plane been on?
    A. 49,687
    B. 20,519
    C. 10,000

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