Category: Asia & Pacific

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Flying is secure, but it is also clear that aviation faces security challenges. GASeP has the potential to strengthen security […]

United Cancelled Two Flights to New Delhi Due to Smog

United Airlines cancelled two Newark-Delhi Int’l flights after heavy smog had covered the Indian capital. The temporal suspension has been implemented on November 10 according to the carrier’s announcement. It was originally scheduled to last at least until November 13, but eventually, only flights departing Newark on November 10 and November 11 were cancelled, according […]

This is Airbus Largest Single Announcement Ever

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements […]

First Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Now In Storage

Tarmac Aerosave has received the first-ever Airbus A380 to enter storage at its Tarbes, France, facility. The aircraft, bearing serial number MSN 03, entered service in 2007 with Singapore Airlines. The carrier just returned the aircraft to its owner, German-based lessor Dr. Peters Group. The aircraft will be stored “in flight condition,” meaning Dr. Peters […]

Pilots Haven’t Ever Been Able to ‘Replay’ Their Landings, Until Now

Video of a recent landing in Sao Paolo went viral as an aircraft, billowed by gale force cross-winds, was forced to abort a landing attempt despite touching down on the runway with its rear wheels. Unfortunately, that video would be the only time the pilot operating that particular flight would be able to see himself land. […]

Airbus Develops World’s First Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB

Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking advantage of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality technology, Microsoft “HoloLens” and immersive headsets. This will enable the airline community to benefit from cost-effective and highly enhanced training and operational solutions, pushing the boundaries […]

Chinese MRO Target Middle East

China’s largest MRO company has set its sights on the Middle East as one of the areas for growth in coming years. Ameco says it wants to increase both its market coverage and capabilities and is planning to increase cooperation with partners on aircraft, engines, components and landing gear, said executive vice-president and chief market […]

CDB Aviation Finalize Order for 52 737 MAXs and Eight 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and CDB Aviation finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners. The order puts the 737 MAX program over 4,000 orders total.  The order, valued at $7.4 billion at current list prices, was announced as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The […]

Could Alibaba Be Etihad’s Key to China?

The UAE’s national carrier is hoping Chinese retail giant, Ali Baba, turns into just what it needs to gain greater access to the world’s largest economy. After agreeing to promote China’s annual 11.11 shopping festival, the largest of its kind in the world, with livery on aircraft that fly to 40 destinations around the world, […]

Boeing, China Announce Airplane Sales During Presidential Trade Mission

Boeing and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASC) today signed an agreement for 300 airplanes during a ceremony in Beijing. It was part of the United States trade mission to China, and was signed by Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, in the presence of US President Donald Trump and China President Xi […]