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Malaysia Airlines’ retro livery

A walk down memory lane for those who can remember Malaysia Airlines’ original livery, first launched on 1 October 1972.  The livery was recently painted on a Boeing 737-800 to commemorate the airline’s 40th anniversary. Notice the moon kite logo in bold red, as well as the words Malaysian Airline System. The flag carrier, which […]

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Airshow China

The Flightglobal team put out three editions of the Interactive Flight Daily News at Airshow China in Zhuhai last week: http://cde.cerosmedia.com/Zhuhai_2012_Day1/1C50a34400ca1b6012.cde http://cde.cerosmedia.com/iFDN_Zhuhai_Day2/1H50a486c2844f8012.cde http://cde.cerosmedia.com/1A50a5c68477ea4012.cde I spent most of my three days at the show following the Chinese’s C919 narrowbody and ARJ21 regional jet programmes. Below are some pictures I snapped, but do check out our IFDNs […]

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The Chinese dream.

I had a pleasant surprise on a recent trip to Shanghai when told that Comac would be happy to bring me on a tour of its facilities. “The only way you’ll understand our company is to see for yourself what we’re doing,” says the official who has kindly agreed to spend his Sunday with me. […]

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A visit to Airbus Tianjin

Two weeks ago I spent some time in China, conducting interviews for a bunch of features I’ll be working on for the Airshow China preshow report. One of my stops in the country was in Tianjin – to check out Airbus’s first A320 final assembly line outside of Europe. My trip coincided with a planned ceremony […]

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A quick tour of Ameco Beijing’s facility

I spent a few days in Beijing last week for IATA’s annual general meeting. Together with colleagues from the Singapore and UK office, we produced three Airline Business dailies with coverage of the AGM as well as exclusive interviews with various airline chiefs. If you haven’t seen any of our Airline Business Daily, you should. […]

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Checking out Airbus’ facility in Toulouse:

Luck was with me last week and I had the chance to spend three days in Toulouse where Airbus had invited about 150 journalists for an annual technical briefing at its headquarters.  Besides two days of briefings where we got updates on various programmes such as the A350, A380 and the much talked about sharklets, […]

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Pilots in India flying drunk

While i’m usually happy to have a drink or two at the airport lounge or bar before a flight, it has never crossed my mind that the pilot on my flight could be doing the same. Just imagine the beer guzzling guy sitting beside you at the bar later in the cockpit of the aircraft […]

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Eva Air’s president tells why he introduced its Hello Kitty jets

When I first saw pictures of Eva Air’s Hello Kitty jets, I wondered who came up with the brilliant marketing idea.  After all, this is Hello Kitty we’re talking about – the famous cat that has fans young and old the world over. And boy was I surprised when told at a recent Eva Air […]

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What will Singapore’s new Terminal 4 look like?

Last week, Singapore’s Changi Airport Group announced that it’ll be tearing down the country’s Budget Terminal to build a new, bigger terminal in its place. While the terminal will still not have aerobridges, it will be able to handle widebody aircraft that long-haul low-cost players like Scoot will be operating. It will also have more facilities, […]

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Citilink aims to be true LCC with new image

Garuda Indonesia’s low-cost arm Citilink has been busy – coming up with a new livery, website, and even moving to a new office – all to separate itself from its parent. Its vice-president Con Korfiatis, who is perhaps best remembered for his role as founding chief operating officer of Jetstar Asia, believes separation is the […]

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