Category: Asia & Pacific

Russia And China To Jointly Develop Engine For Widebody Airliner

Russia and China have agreed to develop a gas-turbine engine for the joint commercial aircraft (LRWBCA). The memorandum of cooperation was signed by Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) and China’s AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. (AECC CAE) at Aviation Expo China 2017 in Beijing. UEC says the program’s priorities are to research the widebody aircraft […]

From Biofuels To 3-D Printing, Aviation Is Going Green

The aviation industry is rapidly expanding, particularly within the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In fact, China alone is projected to overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading aerospace market by 2024. In addition, the rise of low-cost airline fares and budget flyers mean that air travel will soon be accessible to much of the […]

Japan Airlines Announce Order For Four 787-8 Dreamliners

Boeing and Japan Airlines announced an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer, is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices and will expand JAL’s Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes. “This order for additional 787 Dreamliners, […]

Russia And China To Partner On Engine For New Widebody

Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Company calling for the joint development of a turbofan engine for the proposed new Russian-Chinese widebody known as the C929 in China and the LRWBA (long-range widebody aircraft) in Russia. The MOU, signed during Aviation Expo China […]

RAAF C-17A Completes Antarctic Cargo Air Drop

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has conducted an air-to-air refuelling over the sub-Antarctic region for the first time to deliver about 10,500kg of cargo to researchers at Australia’s Davis Research Station. A RAAF C-17A Globemaster III conducted the air drop on Wednesday, taking off from Melbourne Avalon Airport carrying fresh food such as carrots, […]

Bombardier Continues To Expand Worldwide Parts Availability

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed its continued expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft recently opened parts depots in Miami, Florida and Tianjin, China. Combined with its two-year warranty […]

Flydubai Doubles Its Capacity To Russia For The Winter Season

Dubai-based flydubai will double its operations to Russia for the winter season in response to growing passenger demand. The airline presented its seasonal offering at the Leisure 2017 Exhibition that opened today in Moscow where it is participating for the third time in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). From the […]

Auckland, New Zealand Ops Disrupted Over Fuel Shortages

Auckland Int’l Airport has warned of severe flight delays and cancellations following the closure of a fuel delivery pipeline this past weekend. The airfield said in a statement that Refining New Zealand, which owns the Marsden Point fuel refinery, closed the pipeline to allow for repairs to a damaged section. The refinery supplies refined petroleum […]

Etihad Has No Plans To Sell Its Stake In Jet Airways

Jet Airways chairman, Naresh Goyal, has denied he is looking to other carriers to shore up investment in the carrier amid rumors that Etihad might be looking to drop its stake in the airline. “Our partner Etihad has no intention to exit their investment in Jet Airways. We have no plans to sell stake to […]

How Blockchain And Cloud Can Reinforce Cyber Security In Commercial Aviation?

From keeping aircraft in the air to checking passengers in, aviation organizations rely heavily on IT systems. But data collected from the growing number of aircraft, routes and passengers has increased the pressure on these systems, while legacy and inflexible IT systems are also leaving airlines vulnerable to the growing threat of cyber-attacks. Jeff Cass, […]