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PICTURES: Changi finally gets in on the 787 act

Singapore’s Changi Airport is normally on top of the game, but it has endured a frustrating wait for its first Boeing 787 commercial flight. That ended on Sunday when Japan Airlines (JAL) started operating the 787-8 to Singapore on the Tokyo Narita-Singapore route. A loud round of applause broke out when the 787 finally landed around […]

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Singapore Fokker 50 video: better late than never

I quite enjoyed this video of RSAF Fokker 50 operations overthe Gulf of Aden last year. I found it interesting that despite the sensorpod under the fuselage they still have a photographer snapping away in thecabin and then loading the photos onto a laptop.  I would expect that the pod under thefuselage is much better […]

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Close quarters: RSAF details NDP11 flight plan

Singaporeis perhaps unique among major cities in the sheer amount of firepower oneroutinely sees overhead. From my home in the west I often see RSAF Apaches,Chinooks, and Hercules. With the Apaches I can’t help but wonder if the 30mmcannon is loaded. From the Flightglobal office in Changi Business Park I frequently seeF-16s rising out of […]

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IATA11: Plenty to talk about at IATA AGM

This year’s IATA Annual General Meeting in Singapore will be significant and newsworthy for many reasons. It would be long time director-general Giovanni Bisignani’s (above) last AGM, with former Cathay Pacific CEO Tony Tyler designated to take over at end-June. Bisignani will, as expected, give his usual robust views on the state of the airline […]

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Singapore 2010: It has been a pretty quiet airshow so far

It has been a pretty quiet airshow so far – the only major one I’ve been to so far where there has not been any big orders. CNBC were asking me about the mood in the industry when I appeared on their show this morning.

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Singapore 2010: Rolls-Royce in Singapore push

The fact that European and US companies have been coming to Asia for a long time is not new. It is new when a venerable British company like Rolls-Royce moves the production of what could become its most successful passenger aircraft engine to Singapore to lower its costs and gain market advantage. You rarely see […]

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Singapore deploys first four F-15SGs in Idaho

Singapore has deployed the first four of 24 Boeing F-15SG fighters that it has on order at the Mountain Home Air Force Base (MHAFB) in Idaho, USA.This marks the start of training for the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s F-15 pilots at the base. They had previously been training with their United States Air Force […]

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Liberalisation helps Changi Airport combat global economic downturn

Singapore’s Changi Airport is set to gain a major boost in traffic thanks to the new Singapore-Malaysia air services agreement announced recently. Airlines in Singapore and Malaysia have been quick to respond to the more liberalised air services agreement that opens new routes and allows more airlines to operate between the two countries. Today Qantas […]

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Asian carriers cutting jobs

The global economic downturn is starting to translate into capacity and airline job cuts in Asia.This week Singapore Airlines announced that it would be decommissioning 17 of its aircraft and cutting capacity by 11%.Seventeen aircraft is a significant proportion of the airline’s total fleet, which currently stands at a little over 100 aircraft.SIA has yet […]

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