Tag: Asia

First A320neo Assembled in Tianjin Delivered to AirAsia

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) at a dedicated ceremony in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats comfortably 186 passengers and is equipped with the innovative Space-Flex cabin. AirAsia is the largest airline customer of the A320 Family with orders […]

Air France and Vietnam Airlines Sign a New Joint Venture

On 10 October 2017, Air France and Vietnam Airlines announced the signing of a strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimize their services between France, Europe and Vietnam and to strengthen their position in a buoyant but highly competitive market. Starting 1 November 2017, date of the launch of this new joint venture, Air […]

Delta And Korean Air Create Leading Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to create a leading trans-Pacific joint venture in both scope and service, offering an enhanced and expanded network, industry-leading products and service and a seamless customer experience between the U.S. and Asia. The agreement deepens their historic partnership, which spans nearly two decades. ​ Delta […]

FL Technics To Supply Spares For APAC Carriers

Lithuania’s FL Technics will provide component spares for a number of Asia-Pacific airlines along with one of the region’s largest maintenance providers following approval. The likes of Asiana Airlines, AirAsia X, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, and T’way Airlines and Indonesian MRO GMF AeroAsia have all approved FL Technics to provide the services from its warehouse […]

Asiana Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in […]

Russia Gains Advantage as India’s Aviation Sector Accelerates

Localizing production line under Make in India initiative puts Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation in advantageous position to tap India’s fast growing civil aviation sector. India’s emergence as the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic overtaking Japan and now just behind China and the US comes as an opportunity for major aircraft […]

American Begins Strategic Relationship With China Southern Airlines

American Airlines today has committed to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines, creating a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world’s biggest carriers. China Southern is the largest airline in China and is the ideal carrier for American, the largest airline in the world, to build a […]

The European Union and South Asia Strengthen Ties in Civil Aviation

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation. The project will be implemented with […]

Malaysia Airlines Signs with Airbus for A350 XWB Flight Training

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew. The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services. The agreement was signed at the […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Goes Private

Turkmenistan Airlines, the flag carrier of Turkmenistan and a subsidiary of state-run Turkmenhowayollary holding company, has been turned into a joint-stock company by a presidential decree, according to the government portal Turkmenistan: Golden Age. The decree reads that the carrier is now a public joint-stock company. Turkmenhowayollary, which controls the lion’s share of the company’s […]