Category: Asia & Pacific

Boeing Foresees 41,000 Aircraft Deliveries Through 2036

Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars. The company’s annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released at the Paris Air Show, with total airplane demand rising 3.6 percent over last year’s forecast. “Passenger traffic has been […]

26 Passengers Get Injured As China Eastern A330 Hits Turbulence

China Eastern Airbus A330 was performing flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Kunming when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence including two large jolts causing the aircraft to experience multiple rapid descends and climbs (in excess of 5000 fpm) reaching a minimum of FL349 as well as injuries to 26 people on board. The aircraft […]

Malaysia Adapts Russian-Built Jets to Drop US-Made Bombs

Malaysia has adapted its Russian-built Sukhoi Su-30 multi-role combat aircraft to drop U.S. laser-guided bombs, with a successful release of a live weapon at the end of last year. A video by the Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia, or Royal Malaysian Air Force, to celebrate its 59th anniversary showed a brief clip of a Su-30MKM dropping […]

Chinese Regulator Penalises Emirates For Safety Incidents

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has fined Emirates CNY29,000 ($4,266) and banned it from adding new routes and frequencies into China for six months, due to two recent safety incidents in the Urumqi region. The regulator disclosed that an Emirates aircraft flew at the wrong altitude in the Urumqi region on 17 April, […]

40 Passengers Kicked Off After Plane Was Too Heavy

Up to 40 passengers on board a Perth-bound Qantas flight have been removed from the aircraft because it was reportedly too heavy to fly. Passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 Sydney to Perth flight, according to Radio 6PR, had their names called out and were told to disembark the plane. One passenger commented her row […]

Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Worth $120 Billion By 2036

Airbus estimates demand for 550,000 new maintenance engineers over the next 20 years as the value of the global MRO market doubles. Between 2017 and 2036 the manufacturer reckons that global airlines will need 34,170 new passenger aircraft (and 730 freighters) to support average annual traffic growth of 4.4%. This will lead to a doubling […]

Everbright Financial Leasing Signs For 30 C919s

Everbright Financial Leasing has signed a purchase framework agreement with Comac for 30 C919s. In a statement, Everbright says it will continue to work with Comac on aircraft development, and deepen cooperation in marketing aircraft both at home and abroad. The in-development narrowbody took its first flight on 5 May, and Comac is targeting to […]

Over 35 000 Aircraft And 530 000 Pilots To Be Needed In The Next 20 Years

The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast 2017-2036. Over this period, increasing numbers of first time flyers, rising disposable income spent […]

China Eastern A330 Lands Safely With Cowling Damage

A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-6099 performing flight MU-736 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Shanghai Pudong (China), was in the initial climb out of Sydney’s runway 34L when the crew reported a left hand engine (Trent 772) fault and requested to maintain runway heading. The aircraft levelled off at 5000 feet, the crew shut the […]

Delta Boeing 747 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Over The Pacific

A Delta Airlines Boeing 747-400 performing flight from Tokyo Narita to Detroit with 310 passengers and 17 crew was over the Pacific Ocean when the crew reported problems with the #1 engine (PW4056, outboard left hand) and decided to return to Tokyo Narita, where the aircraft landed back about 7 hours after departure. A passenger […]