Category: Asia & Pacific

Singapore Airlines Receives First Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 Ultra Long Range (ULR) aircraft to launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA).  Altogether, SIA has ordered seven A350-900ULR aircraft, configured in a two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats. SIA will begin operating the A350-900ULR on 11th October, when it will launch non-stop services […]

Shanghai Airlines Adds First Boeing Dreamliner 787 to Its Fleet

Boeing and Shanghai Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline says it plans to use the super-efficient and passenger-preferred Dreamliner to upgrade its regional and long-range service from its base in China’s largest city. The new airplane, with a special symbol of “100” on its fuselage, is the 100th airplane for […]

Time to Visit the Most Internationally Connected Airport in the World

Every single airport’s purpose is to help people travel from the point A to the point B. Nevertheless, particular locations of some airports play a greater role in the global network than others. To help put this connectivity between airports into perspective, OAG, the leading global provider of digital flight information, created the Megahubs International […]

General Electric Expands Footprint in Malaysia with Aviation

GE Chairman & CEO John Flannery reaffirmed the company’s continued commitment to Malaysia with a major US$80 million investment in GE Aviation’s Malaysian engine services facility. GE also announced the establishment of the Global IT Service Desk, located at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. GE Aviation’s Malaysian engine services facility will enter into a long-term tenancy agreement with Impeccable […]

China Southern to Double Its Fleet by 2035?

China Southern Airlines, one of China’s “Big Three” airlines, plans to more than double the size of its fleet currently consisting of nearly 800 aircraft to 2,000 aircraft by 2035. Additionally, the carrier is exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, its chief executive, Tan Wangeng, told at the World Routes conference. While Boeing, China’s leading provider […]

Jet Airways Passengers Hurt After Sharp Drop of Cabin Pressure

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Mumbai to Jaipur (India) with 166 people on board, departed Mumbai’s runway when the passenger oxygen masks were released. The crew stopped the climb, descended the aircraft and returned to Mumbai for a landing on runway without further incident about 40 minutes after departure. A number of […]

World’s Busiest Air Route Revealed. Can You Guess?

Although the US is the present hub of global aviation, it is the Asia-Pacific region which wins in terms of the most in-demand routes globally.  A new study published by Routesonline not only revealed the busiest passenger air routes, but also confirmed all the forecasts regarding the future of aviation. The Asia-Pacific region is still […]

Saurya Airlines Canadair CRJ-200 Experiences Bird Strike

A Saurya Airlines Canadair CRJ-200, performing flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (Nepal) with 48 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Kathmandu when the left engine ingested a bird. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew decided to continue the flight to destination, however, about half way into the flight the left engine […]

10,000 Drone Pilots Register to Fly in New Zealand Airspace

More than 10,000 drone pilots are now registered with Airshare to fly in New Zealand airspace. The online hub for drone pilots operated by Airways has released that its database of registered pilots has topped the milestone mark. Drone pilots have enthusiastically adopted Airshare since its launch in December 2014 to access flight information and log […]

COMAC Delivers Sixth ARJ21 Aircraft to Chengdu Airlines

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) delivered the sixth ARJ21 aircraft to Chengdu Airlines in Nantong, Jiangsu province on August 24th, 2018. ARJ21 aircraft took off from Nantong Xingdong International Airport on the same day, and arrived at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. The aircraft completed one delivery flight test in Nantong before flying to […]