Category: Asia & Pacific

Two New Airbus A320neo to Vietnam Airlines Through ALC

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced long-term lease agreements with Vietnam Airlines for two new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft. The two new A320-200neos are scheduled to deliver to the airline in Fall 2020 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. “We are pleased to announce another important transaction with our long-time loyal customer, Vietnam Airlines, for two A320-200neo […]

Air China Order for 20 Airbus A350s. Result of US-China Trade Dispute?

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China, the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China, has recently announced about the order for 20 Airbus A350-900. In addition to 10 A350-900s already on the order book of Airbus. The estimated value of the purchase is $6,537 million, according to basic market price. The deliveries […]

China Southern Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 20 A350-900 becoming the newest operator of this latest generation and highly efficient twin-engine, long-range widebody aircraft. The Guangzhou-based carrier operates an Airbus fleet of 335 aircraft, including 282 A320 Family aircraft, 48 A330 Family aircraft and 5 A380 aircraft (figures at the end of […]

Bombardier to Sell Its CRJ Program for $550 Million

Reading Time: 1 minute Canadian aerospace company Bombardier and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) have finally broken the silence on the CRJ program. Now it is confirmed: Bombardier sells its last commercial aircraft program to Japanese company for $550 million. According to the agreement, after the purchase is completed, MHI will “acquire the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and […]

Malindo Air Boeing 737 Experiences Runway Excursion During Backtrack

Reading Time: 1 minute A Malindo Air Boeing 737-800 was backtracking runway 29 for departure when upon turning around and line up for takeoff the aircraft went off the right edge of the runway and was disabled. The passengers disembarked normally via stairs. The airline stated: “Malindo Air OD301, a Boeing 737-800 with registration number 9M-LCK, experienced a runway […]

Newest Airbus A321XLR Goes Viral: Orders Springing Up

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus has been shaking the ground of Paris Air Show 2019 since the first day, when it officially launched its long-anticipated Airbus A321 Extra-Long Range aircraft, with a service entry planned in 2023. Through the three days of the event, Airbus succeeded in securing already 201 orders for its latest revolution. Or to be more […]

Skytrax Names Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute For the 19th yaerSkytrax, the Oscars of the aviation industry, has held a World Airline Awards ceremony to name the best carriers of 2019. 21.65 million eligible survey entries were counted to choose from over 300 airlines TOP ones. In 2019, the title of World’s Best Airline went to Qatar Airways, which held this title […]

Japan Airlines Finally Goes Airbus

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL.  Altogether, JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s. JAL will initially operate the A350-900 on high frequency domestic routes, while the […]

Mitsubishi to Evolve MRJ into SpaceJet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC)’s announced it will redesign its MRJ70 and launch the M100 SpaceJet instead, to fit into the changing market environment. Initially, Mitsubishi Aircraft set the beginning for its MRJ90 90-seat aircraft. This program continues towards a 2020 entry-into-service and eventually will get similar treatment, with the new plane being designated the MRJ200. […]

Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation? IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to […]