Good vibrations

Everyone on board a recent 777 delivery flight for Cathay Pacific Airways had to be feeling some good vibrations. Members of The Beach Boys were special guests of the airline.


Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys, and his wife Jacqueline were on hand for the delivery ceremony of Cathay Pacific’s new 777-300ER. Colleen Pfeilschiefter photo.

The legendary group is one of the headline acts performing in Hong Kong as part of the celebration around this weekend’s Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament. Cathay Pacific is a major sponsor of the event.


Pat Shanahan (left), senior vice president of Airplane Programs, and John Slosar, chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, cut the ribbon at Cathay’s delivery ceremony. Colleen Pfeilschiefter photo.

The airplane is a 777-300ER. The airline plans to use it on ultra-long haul routes to North America and Europe.


Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar (top left), with members of the Beach Boys. Colleen Pfeilschiefter photo.

The Cathay Pacific team also paid a visit to our 747 factory where they were greeted by hundreds of employees and the “father of the 747” Joe Sutter. The airline recently announced plans to order three 747-8 Freighters.

Comments (1)

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

My dad is the biggest Beach Boys fan in the world. A few years ago when our family drove from Long beach all the way to Reno, NV, my dad had the Beach Boys playing for most of the trip going to and back from the trip. Congrats to Cathay Pacific and Boeing on the 31st and definitely not last 777-300ER to the fleet.

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