Category: Asia & Pacific

Turkish Airlines Looking At Equity Investments In Asia

Turkish Airlines chief is looking at buying stakes in airlines across India, China and the US. Speaking to reporters last month, the airline’s CEO Ilker Ayci mentioned he is looking at investing in equity stakes in airlines as a way to offset potential shocks from growing protectionism. “We have grown organically so far, but politicians […]

Global Expansion Through Business Acquisition In Aviation: The Better Way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasing number of deals has been recorded and anticipated in the aviation industry as well. With […]

Tri-M.G B733 Touches Down Hard And Veered Left Off The Runway

A Tri-M.G Boeing 737-300 was performing freight flight from Timika to Wamena (Indonesia), landed on Wamena’s runway 15, but touched down hard, veered left off the runway and came to a stop on rough terrain near the airport perimeter fence.   The nose gear and left main gear collapsed and the left wing fractured. There […]

Cathay’s First Half Operating Performance ‘Disappointing’

Cathay Pacific chief executive Rupert Hogg says the airline’s operating performance during the first half of the year was “disappointing” due to the challenging competitive environment. “When we announced our results for 2016 in March, we said we expected the operating environment in 2017 to remain challenging. This has been the case,” says Hogg in […]

5 Airports Prove to Be the Best in the World

Air travel is no longer a luxury commodity – on the contrary, it proves to be as indispensable to everyday life as medicine or telecommunications. Apart from occupying a pivotal role in the social development, aviation also brings enormous benefits to modern economies by unlocking their potential for more profitable trade and tourism. Without a […]

FL Technics Will More Than Double Asian Staff

Lithuania’s FL Technics is based in one region with healthy aviation growth, but the firm aims to serve the even more rapidly growing markets far to the East. Since opening its first office in Southeast Asia in 2011, FL has added an office in Bangkok and a hangar in Indonesia. The MRO now employs 100 […]

SriLankan Incurs $700,000 Penalty For Late Return of A320

SriLankan Airlines  has incurred penalties of USD700,000 for the late return of an A320-200 to sub-lessor IndiGo Airlines. According to company sources who spoke to the News 1st online news portal, 4R-ABK (msn 2584) was due to have been returned to the Indian LCC on May 8 but has been retained for unspecified maintenance reasons. […]

Boeing Cuts Back On Large Aircraft As Demand Drops

The era of very large passenger aircraft like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 is coming to an end. Most airlines no longer want the Airbus “Superjumbo” or Boeing’s “Queen of the Skies” as they increasingly opt for smaller wide-body versions that are fuel-efficient, flexible and viable to operate. “We have seen a very consistent […]

Boeing Reports Second-Quarter Deliveries

The Boeing Company announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the second quarter of 2017. Major program deliveries during the second quarter and year-to-date, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parentheses), were as follows:

COMAC Gains ARJ21 Production Certificate

COMAC has received the production certificate for its ARJ21-700 regional jet, more than 2.5 years after the aircraft received type certification. This was presented to the Chinese manufacturer by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in a ceremony on 9 July, signifying that the aircraft can now enter batch production. In a statement, COMAC […]