Category: Asia & Pacific

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq

A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq with seven people on board, U.S. officials said late on Thursday. Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity and citing initial reports, said the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and it crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar province close to the Syrian […]

South Korea to Tighten Regulations Governing Budget Airlines

The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) is set to tightened regulations governing the low-cost carrier market niche in an effort to ensure greater stability as well as fairer competition. A MOLIT official told the Naver news agency this week that the changes would affect entrance requirements for start-up airlines as well […]

Airways New Zealand Welcomes Zephyr Flying Taxi

Airways New Zealand has announced it is piloting future technologies needed to support the arrival of autonomous flying vehicles in New Zealand airspace. This follows confirmation by Zephyr Airworks that it will develop and test its air taxi, called Cora, in New Zealand. The air navigation services provider will develop a nationwide unmanned aerial vehicle […]

Bombardier Statement Over the Tragic Event in Kathmandou

Everyone at Bombardier is saddened by the tragic event involving the Q400 aircraft. Bombardier extend  sympathies to the families of those whose lives were lost in this accident, and our thoughts are with those who survived. Bombardier Air Safety Investigation Office is in contact with the authorities, and will provide assistance to all authorities as […]

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 […]

CAE Expands Its Pilot Training Agreement with Korea’s T’Way Air

CAE announces today at the Asian Aviation Education and Training Symposium (AAETS), the signature of an exclusive 5-year pilot training agreement with fast-growing low-cost carrier T’Way Air in Korea, supporting the airline’s increasing Boeing 737NG pilot training needs. CAE instructors will be training the airline’s pilots at CAE Korea, starting in the second half of […]

China’s C919 Aircraft to Undergo Tests Ahead of 2021 Deliveries

China’s first domestically made large passenger aircraft is expected to undergo intensive test flights in 2018, in a bid to make the first delivery of the airliner in 2021. Before the delivery can be made, the C919 still faces complicated and difficult test flights, Science and Technology Daily reported, citing Wang Wei, chief engineer at […]

Air Asia Exits Leasing Business with Sale of 182 Airbus Jets

Air Asia is to sell its plane leasing operations to firms managed by BBAM Ltd. and which will see the sale of an impressive 182 Airbus jets. The initial part of the deal with one of the world’s largest aircraft portfolio managers is valued at US$1.2 billion and will assist AirAsia, the region’s largest budget […]

American and Qantas Resubmit JV Application to DOT

American Airlines and Qantas have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business to better serve customers flying between North America and Australia and New Zealand. The proposed joint business will significantly improve service, stimulate demand and unlock more than $300 million annually in consumer benefits […]

Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. On 24 […]