Category: Asia & Pacific

Cathay Pacific Cuts Multiple Flights Amid Weak Results and Demand

Reading Time: 1 minute Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has announced that it is cutting a number of flights due to extremely difficult month of August. The airline together with its Cathay Dragon unit carried 2.9 million passengers in August, which is down 11% from a year earlier. Overall traffic to Hong Kong in August was […]

First Fiji Airways Airbus A350 XWB Already Features Airline’s Livery

Reading Time: 1 minute Fiji Airways is one step closer to receiving its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft which has already left the paint shop wearing the airline’s livery. The plane will be handed to Fiji Airways by the aircraft leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprises. The brand new A350 is due to join airline’s fleet in Q4 of 2019, after […]

Russia and China on Final Approach for a Major CR929 Milestone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia and China are on final approach for a major milestone in their ambitious joint widebody passenger airliner program dubbed the CR929, by deciding on the location and the registration of an engineering centre for the project. Apparently Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation has succeeded in convincing its Chinese partner COMAC that the research and development […]

China Airlines Orders Six Boeing 777 Freighters

Reading Time: 1 minute China Airlines, the national carrier of Taiwan, has finalized a $2.1 billion order (according to list prices) for Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft to modernize the current fleet of 18 Boeing 747-400 cargo planes. According to the statement, the airline plans to transit from one type to another seeking greater capacity and better range for its […]

CAE to Open New Training Centres in Bangkok and New Delhi

Reading Time: 1 minute CAE announced at the Asia Pacific Airline Training Summit (APATS) that it’s expanding its training capacity in Asia with a brand-new training centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to support Thai AirAsia’s growth in the region. In addition, CAE will open a brand-new training centre in Gurugram, National Capital Region (NCR) to support pilot training needs in […]

Asia Pacific in Great Need for Commercial Airline Personnel

Reading Time: 1 minute Over the third of projected global demand for commercial aviation personnel, to be more precise, 816,000 new commercial aviation employees, would be greatly needed in the Asia Pacific region over the 20 years period, Boeing reports. In terms of pilots, Boeing forecasts that in the upcoming two decades the region will see the demand for […]

Air China Airbus A330 Damaged During Fire at Beijing Capital

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China Airbus A330-300, which was scheduled to fly from Beijing to Tokyo, has suffered considerable damage after smoke from the front part of the cargo area started to emit.  Reportedly, the passengers were boarding the aircraft for departure when the smoke appeared and the crew initiated disembarkation of the passengers who were already inside […]

Which Airlines Are Still Flying Iconic Airbus A380?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Airbus A380. The superjumbo. The giant. The icon of modern aviation. Whatever you call it, it is still world’s biggest commercial aircraft ever built. It is an eye-catching flying object for those not related to aviation. It is a breathtaking experience for ordinary flyers travelling with the A380. It is a spectacular view for […]

Turbulence Injures Four on ANA Boeing 787 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-8, registration JA808A performing flight NH-963 from Tokyo Haneda (Japan) to Beijing (China) with 225 people on board, was descending through about 5500 meters (FL180) towards Beijing when the crew illuminated the fasten seat belt signs. Shortly afterwards the aircraft encountered turbulence causing serious injuries to four people on […]

Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Fly for Vietnam Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Vietnam Airlines has welcomed another Boeing 787 aircraft to its fleet, although the first one of the 787-10 variant. The first 787-10 out of eight on order was delivered via Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft powered by General Electric GExn engines will be used on the busiest airline’s routes, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh […]