Saudia clarifies its position on Boeing 777 aircraft

Saudi Arabian Airlines decided its position on the “Boeing 777” aircraft, after the plane accident that occurred at the airport in the American city of Denver last Saturday.

The company confirmed to the Saudi “Al Arabiya” channel that its 777 planes use a different type from the Denver plane’s engines.

It also stressed that it updates its aircraft fleet every 5 years, and indicated that this approach comes within a strategy that places the safety and security of Saudi Airlines’ passengers and crews at the forefront of priorities.

Boeing said today, Monday, that it “recommends that airlines suspend 777 flights after the United Airlines accident on Saturday.”

Boeing confirmed that it recommends suspending flights of approximately 128 aircraft, including 69 in service and 59 in storage, which are powered by certain “Brett and Whitney 4000” engines.