Asia Pacific

  • Thai 777-300ER
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    FAA broadens emergency order in wake of 777 engine failure

    2020-01-18T09:30:00Z

    Operators of Boeing 777-300ERs are being ordered urgently to remove another batch of interstage seals from General Electric GE90 engines, following an uncontained failure last October. The failure involved a Thai Airways International 777-300ER which had been preparing to depart Bangkok for Zurich. While the US FAA has ...

  • Aurora Airbus
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    Putin orders proposals for new far-east Russian airline

    2020-01-17T18:02:00Z

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a study into the potential for establishing a new airline for transport in the eastern regions of the country, particularly to remote areas. Putin has instructed prime minister Dmitry Medvedev to submit proposals for setting up an operator which would use Russian-built aircraft ...

  • Jet Airways
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    ​Jet Airways to sell Dutch business to KLM

    2020-01-17T06:02:00Z

    Jet Airways has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with KLM for its businesses in the Netherlands. The carrier said in a stock exchange disclosure that the deal was inked on 13 January with Dutch resolution professionals, but gave no details on the transaction value or timeline. ...

  • Qantas A330
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    ATSB scrutinises Sydney missed approaches after airprox incident

    2020-01-17T03:33:00Z

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating missed approach procedures for Sydney’s runway 34R following an air proximity incident between two Qantas jets. The incident occurred at 18:31 local time on 5 August 2019 and involved a departing Airbus A330-300 (VH-EBJ) and an arriving Boeing 737-800 (VH-VZO). ...

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    China Aircraft Leasing orders 40 A320neos

    2020-01-17T02:39:00Z

    China Aircraft Leasing has placed an order for 40 Airbus A321neos. The lessor states in a stock exchange disclosure that the aircraft will be delivered in stages up to 2026. Chief executive, Mike Poon says: “We see enormous market appetite for this single-aisle aircraft with lower operational cost, ...

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    Singapore's Changi airport to begin multi-year T2 expansion

    2020-01-17T00:36:00Z

    Singapore Changi airport airport is poised to start multi-year expansion work at Terminal 2 which will increase overall handling capacity by 5 million to 90 million passengers per annum by 2024. Changi Airport Group (CAG) says the work will get under way in the coming weeks. ...

  • Bamboo 787-9
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    CALC receives two 787s converted from 737 Max orders

    2020-01-16T08:19:00Z

    China Aircraft Leasing has received two Boeing 787s, converted from earlier orders for 737 Max aircraft. The lessor says these are the first widebody aircraft in its orderbook. They were delivered to an Asian airline last month and this month, in line with earlier expectations that these would arrive ...

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    Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways expand codeshare agreement

    2020-01-16T06:35:00Z

    Malaysia Airlines will boost its European coverage through an expanded codeshare agreement with fellow Oneworld member Qatar Airways. From 27 January, Malaysia will place its code on Qatar-operated services between Doha and 12 European cities. Qatar will codeshare Malaysia-operated flights between Kuala Lumpur and four cities in Malaysia and ...

  • China USA trade pact
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    US-China trade pact likely a boon for Boeing

    2020-01-16T03:30:00Z

    The freshly signed US-China trade agreement could benefit Boeing and the broader US aerospace sector in the next 24 months, with Beijing committed to buying $77.7 billion worth of US manufactured goods during a two-year period. The “phase one” pact, aimed at settling two years of trade tensions between ...

  • Indigo Airbus A320neo
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    IndiGo to add low-cost Doha and Dubai services from Kolkata

    2020-01-15T10:40:00Z

    Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo is set to launch Doha and Dubai services from Kolkata in the coming weeks, bringing low-cost competition to the routes.

  • LCA carrier landing
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    India’s LCA makes arrested landing, as twin-engined fighter planned

    2020-01-15T02:18:00Z

    The Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Light Combat Aircraft technology demonstrator has successfully performed an arrested landing on board the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya , followed by a maiden ski jump take-off. The fighter is undergoing additional carrier trials, following which it will return to the Shore Base Test Facility (SBTF) ...

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    Kazakh Fokker 100 crash modelled after icing emerges as prime suspect

    2020-01-14T08:01:00Z

    Investigators have commenced detailed mathematical modelling of a crashed Bek Air Fokker 100’s flightpath, after icing was identified as a leading suspect in the fatal accident. Preliminary findings from the accident inquiry, disclosed at a formal Kazakh government briefing, have found that the aircraft had been “partially treated” with ...

  • ATR IndiGo
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    Asia-Pacific deliveries surge in final month of 2019

    2020-01-13T06:54:00Z

    Asia-Pacific carriers received 86 of the new commercial aircraft delivered in December 2019, with the year’s last month again the biggest in terms of deliveries. European carriers followed with 30 deliveries, North American carriers with 28, and Middle Eastern carriers with 18, according to Cirium fleets data. ...

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    Avation expands into engine leasing

    2020-01-13T03:45:00Z

    Avation is making a foray into engine leasing, having completed the purchase of a Pratt Whitney Canada PW127M powerplant. The Singapore-based lessor describes the powerplant as “virtually new”, having accumulated only 54 hours. It adds that it is currently establishing marketing plans for engine leasing as ...

  • A350-900
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    Hong Kong Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations

    2020-01-10T19:34:00Z

    Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350s, all the -900 variant, in its end-of-year backlog revision. Analysis of the airframer’s figures indicate eight aircraft have been struck from Hong Kong Airlines, whose A350 commitment has fallen from 13 to five – three of which have already been delivered. ...

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    Juneyao board approves setting up overseas branches

    2020-01-10T02:44:00Z

    Juneyao Airlines looks set to set up international branches in five countries, after its board voted unanimously to approve the move. In a stock exchange disclosure detailing resolutions of a recent board meeting, the carrier states that it was looking to set up branches in Iceland, the United Kingdom, ...

  • QantasLink Fokker 100
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    Australian investigators probe QantasLink Fokker 100 overrun

    2020-01-09T18:37:00Z

    Australian investigators are probing an overrun during landing by a QantasLink Fokker 100 at the remote Newman airport in the west of the country. The aircraft stopped about 100m beyond the far end of runway 05, which has a length of about 2,000m. None of the passengers or ...

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    Indonesia’s Jambi airport to undergo expansion in 2021

    2020-01-09T09:52:00Z

    Angkasa Pura II (AP II) will invest Rp303 billion ($21.9 million) to expand Indonesia’s Jambi Sultan Thaha airport and the works will begin next year. This will increase the airport’s handling capacity from 1.6 million to 2.6 million passengers annually, says AP II’s president director Muhammad Awaluddin. ...

  • EHang test
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    EHang conducts first US autonomous trial flight

    2020-01-09T08:25:00Z

    Chinese autonomous unmanned air vehicle (UAV) giant EHang conducted its first trial flight in the United States, as it works towards getting certification for passenger flights in the country. EHang’s two-seater passenger-grade aircraft, the EHang 216, took to the skies for the flight during the North Carolina Transportation Summit. ...

  • Flying Honu
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    ANA to take final ‘Flying Honu’ A380, boost Hawaii capacity

    2020-01-09T02:48:00Z

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) will take delivery of its last of three Airbus A380s, which have been specially dedicated on its Tokyo-Honolulu routes. With the third “Flying Honu” jet, the carrier states it will operate twice-daily A380 flights between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu from 1 July. ...