All Asia Pacific news

  • Xian Y-20
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    Tanker variant of China’s Y-20 set to emerge: report

    2020-02-27T06:59:00Z

    New variants of the Xian Y-20 strategic transport look set to make their public debut, as the four-engined type assists relief operations related to the Coronavirus outbreak in the city of Wuhan. In addition to the transport variant, a tanker variant and an airborne early warning (AEW) variant are ...

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    Hawaiian Airlines suspends flights to South Korea

    2020-02-26T22:40:00Z

    Hawaiian Airlines says it is suspending flights to Seoul Incheon International airport in South Korea, becoming the second US carrier to stop flying to the country since the outbreak of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, several weeks ago.

  • Thai AirAsia A320
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    Thai AirAsia parent slips to loss in 2019

    2020-02-26T07:07:00Z

    Thai AirAsia’s parent company posted an operating loss of Bt100 million ($3.14 million) for the whole of 2019, as costs outpaced revenues. This contrasts with a Bt660 million operating profit in 2018. Asia Aviation’s revenue for the year ended 31 December 2019 rose 3% to Bt41.6 billion. The ...

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    ​Korean Air flight attendant tests positive for coronavirus

    2020-02-26T06:26:00Z

    A Korean Air flight attendant has emerged as the first instance of a cabin crew member testing positive for the coronavirus since it first broke out of the Wuhan city epicentre in January. Citing information from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the carrier states that ...

  • CALC 737-800
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    CALC buys three 737-800s from aircraft recycling subsidiary

    2020-02-26T05:09:00Z

    China Aircraft Leasing has agreed to acquire three 2014-vintage Boeing 737-800s from the affiliated Aircraft Recycling International before leasing them to an unnamed Chinese airline. “Based on the rolling encumbered valuation of the aircraft (obtained from two independent appraisers), the consideration payable by the company to ARI represents a ...

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    Malaysia Airlines and Revima in landing gear MRO partnership

    2020-02-26T03:16:00Z

    Malaysia Airlines will partner with MRO firm Revima to provide landing gear services to third-party customers. This means that Malaysia Airlines will be able to service Revima customers at its Kuala Lumpur maintenance facilities. Revima, in turn, will support landing gear overhauls for Malaysia Airlines’ customers at any one ...

  • ANA GEnx-1B 787-9
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    Sojitz unit Atlantis revealed as 'undisclosed' 787-9 buyer

    2020-02-26T02:21:00Z

    A special purpose company of Japan’s Sojitz Corporation, Atlantis Aviation Corporation, has been revealed as the party behind three Boeing 787-9 orders that were previously attributed to an undisclosed customer. Boeing made the disclosure following a query from FlightGlobal regarding a 26 February announcement from All Nippon Airways (ANA). ...

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    India AH-64E, MH-60R deals sealed during Trump visit

    2020-02-26T00:42:00Z

    New Delhi has concluded purchase agreements for 24 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters for the navy and six Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters for the army. The deals were announced during U.S. President Donald Trump’s first state visit to India. Sikorsky is expected to conclude deliveries of all 24 MH-60Rs by ...

  • United Airlines Boeing 737
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    United withdraws 2020 guidance ahead of its investor day

    2020-02-26T00:05:00Z

    United Airlines has withdrawn the full-year 2020 guidance it disclosed on 21 January as part of its fourth-quarter 2019 earnings report because of unexpected business losses from the coronavirus outbreak in the Asia Pacific region. The Chicago-based airline had previously expected its full-year 2020 adjusted earnings per share to ...

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    Coronavirus outbreak puts new China-Europe routes at risk

    2020-02-26T00:01:00Z

    New routes between mainland China and Europe are at risk as the coronavirus outbreak batters air traffic. Privately owned Juneyao Air has opted to postpone the launch of three new services from Shanghai Pudong to Dublin, Manchester and Reykjavik. These are to be operated as multi-leg, fifth-freedom routes, via ...

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    Kuwait suspends flights to and from Singapore and Japan

    2020-02-25T21:51:00Z

    The civil aviation authority of Kuwait has suspended all air travel to and from Singapore and Japan, the first country to do so after the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) several weeks ago, the Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA reports.

  • A321P2F
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    A321 converted freighter secures EASA certification

    2020-02-25T07:37:00Z

    European authorities have certified the Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion undertaken by the airframer’s EFW joint venture with ST Engineering. Approval of the supplementary type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency follows the maiden flight of the initial converted aircraft on 22 January. The aircraft is set to ...

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    ANA announces commitment for 15 GEnx-powered 787s

    2020-02-25T06:57:00Z

    All Nippon Airways has committed to placing firm orders for 15 Boeing 787s to be powered by the General Electric GEnx-1B, and not the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 that powers its existing fleet. The order will comprise 11 787-10s and four 787-9s, says ANA. In addition, ANA will obtain options ...

  • Korean 787-9 and 787-10
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    Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent company past 10%

    2020-02-25T02:59:00Z

    Delta Air Lines has bumped up its stake in Korean Air’s controlling shareholder to 11%. A stock exchange disclosure by Hanjin KAL indicates that the US carrier owns 6.5 million of its shares as of 20 February, up from 5.5 million shares or 9.21% previously, through “acquisition of shares ...

  • ATR 72MP
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    Amid political tumult, Kuala Lumpur edges towards MPA RFP

    2020-02-25T02:54:00Z

    Kuala Lumpur is getting close to issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a new maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), with conversion work pending to convert a pair of CN235 tactical transports to perform maritime surveillance. The RFP shows an intention to revisit a previous MPA acquisition that was abruptly ...

  • Asiana Airlines Airbus A350
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    Asiana executives take voluntary pay cut to ride out crisis

    2020-02-24T11:29:00Z

    Senior executives at South Korea’s Asiana Airlines have offered to take a pay cut to help the company through a rough patch.

  • AirAsia A320
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    ​AirAsia X asks lessors for lease payment deferrals: sources

    2020-02-24T06:18:00Z

    AirAsia X is looking to delay lease rental payments to tide itself over during the coronavirus crisis, sources tell Cirium. An executive at one of the carrier’s lessors tells Cirium that it is unlikely the company will allow AirAsia X to skip lease payments entirely but may be open ...

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    Air China and China Eastern to resume some suspended flights

    2020-02-24T01:30:00Z

    Air China and China Eastern Airlines intend to resume within a two-month timeframe some international services that were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Shanghai-based China Eastern says it will restart “more than 800” domestic and international flights over the next two months, starting from 25 February. Flights ...

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    Animation reveals Bek Air Fokker 100 crash sequence

    2020-02-21T10:43:00Z

    Kazakhstan’s government has released an animation detailing the take-off sequence of the Bek Air Fokker 100 involved in a fatal accident at Almaty. The sequence clearly shows the difficulties the crew experienced in controlling the aircraft as it rotated from runway 05R while departing for Nur-Sultan on 27 December. ...

  • Thai Saab Gripen
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    Thai air force issues exhaustive list of aircraft requirements for 2020s

    2020-02-21T06:01:00Z

    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has outlined an ambitious plan for buying new fighters, tactical transports, and other assets in the coming decade.