Category: Asia & Pacific

North Korea and South Korea to Cooperate on Civil Aviation?

North Korea suggested connecting international air routes between North Korea and South Korea, during the first-ever inter-Korean meeting on aviation cooperation, South Korean Unification Ministry said. It is believed that opening of a direct route for passenger aircraft between the Koreas could be also discussed. These are the first ever talks between two Koreas on […]

Virgin Australia Exceeds 50-50 Gender Target for Training

Virgin Australia has exceeded its target of an equal intake of males and females for its 2018 Pilot Cadetship program, achieving female representation of 56 per cent, a 200 per cent increase on the previous program. According to Virgin Australia Group Executive People, Lucinda Gemmell Virgin Australia is committed to increasing gender diversity across all […]

Boeing 787 Runway Incursion Forces Airbus A350 to Reject Take-off

A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-900, performing flight from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Shanghai Pudong (China), runway incursion forced rejected take-off for Airbus A350. Aircraft had landed on Shanghai’s runway 34R, vacated the runway to the left at the last turn off and crossed runway 34L just before the runway end. A Delta Airlines Airbus A350-900, […]

IATA Calls for a Spirit of Change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector. Today 8.5 million flights touch Europe each year. That activity supports 12.2 million jobs and $823 billion of European GDP. Those benefits have […]

Welcome a New Airline: Bamboo Airways

Vietnam’s government has granted the newest carrier Bamboo Airways a licence to fly. Now Bamboo Airways has a green light to enter the market and compete with such regional giants as Vietnam Airlines or Vietjet. According to the government, the carrier is set to operate 100 routes, including to lesser-travelled destinations in Vietnam and elsewhere in […]

7,400 New Aircraft for a Single Country?

China will need over 7,400 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2018 to 2037, with a total market value of US $1,060 billion, according to Airbus’ latest China Market Forecast. China represents more than 19 percent of the world total demand for over 37,400 new aircraft in the next 20 years. In the Small segment […]

PIA ATR-72 Experiences Runway Excursion on Landing

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Karachi to Panjgur (Pakistan) with 54 people on board, experienced runway excursion on landing. Aircraft landed on Panjgur’s runway 31 but overran the end of the runway, burst both left hand tyres on soft ground and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. There […]

Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 Crash-Lands at Cheddi Jagan Airport

Fly Jamaica Boeing 757, performing a flight from Georgetown to Toronto with 120 passengers and 8 crew on board, has crash-landed at Cheddi Jagan Airport, officials said. According to the reports, all passengers are safe. 6 out of 128 people on board received minor injuries and were sent to hospital. According to reports, some time after taking […]

Deadly Lion Air Crash. Problem in Boeing 737 MAX 8?

With ongoing search works and investigation of the fatal crash of the Lion Air 737 MAX 8 which carried 189 people on board on 29th October, 2018, more and more questions regarding the reasons of the accident are appearing. What do we know at this point? Reason in Boeing 737 MAX 8 Systems? On 7th November […]

FlyArystan: First Low-Cost Carrier for Kazakhstan

In a sign of the emerging popularity of the low-cost carrier concept and the stimulation of increasing population mobility within and across the Central Asia region, Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana has announced plans to launch the country’s first low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary before summer 2019. The fleet of the new Kazakh budget airline, which […]