Category: Asia & Pacific

Australia Lifts the Ban to Operate Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Friday, Australia said it would lift the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights, becoming one of the first in the Asia-Pacific region to take this step. “We … are confident that the aircraft are safe,” Graeme Crawford, acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, claimed in a statement. No Australian airline operates […]

Israel is Investigating Whether Passengers Faked Covid-19 Certificates

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israel is investigating whether people on the El Al flight from New York make truthful claims about other passengers on the same flight having faked Covid-19 certificates. According to the Times of Israel, a woman on the plane said she had overheard ultra-Orthodox passengers boasting they had faked Covid-19 tests before departure. Other passengers confirmed […]

Thai Airways Will Purchase 30 Aircraft by 2025

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thai Airways is planning to acquire from 20 to 30 aircraft by 2025 to consolidate its fleet. According to Bangkok-based newspaper The Nation, an unnamed source said the new aircraft would replace sold and decommissioned aircraft. The same source revealed that the airline expects travel demand to recover to the pre-pandemic levels by 2025. The […]

IndiGo Starts Hiring With 32 New ATR-72 Pilots Being Placed

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Trak.In, IndiGo is the first airline in the world to resume hiring, with 32 new pilots being placed and 25 new aircraft on order. As “the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear,” the airline has provided around 32 pilots with offer letters for the ATR-72 fleet. IndiGo prioritized the […]

Peach Aviation Starts Offering Free Covid-19 Testing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation will soon start offering free coronavirus testing. The program will begin next week and continue until the end of March. Free of charge polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests will be available for passengers ahead of domestic flights from Kansai and Narita international airports between February 21 and March 31. […]

Vietnam Changes Rules on Stored Aircraft Maintenance

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has published new rules concerning aircraft storage, requiring airlines to reactivate their parked aircraft more often. To reduce the risk of technical issues after the aircraft is pulled out of storage, operators will have to put a parked airplane in service at least once a month. Airlines will […]

Which Airlines Will Fly Boeing 737 MAX After Ungrounding?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many airlines worldwide used to have trust in Boeing 737 MAX when it was first launched, and many have regained it after the long recertification process. The catastrophes during which 346 people died made Boing ground all 737 MAX fleet globally and go through a radical shake-up. The flaws in the anti-stall system have been […]

The Sriwijaya Boeing 737-500 Crash – 62 People Were on Board

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Sunday, January 10, an Indonesian jetliner Sriwijaya Air, with 62 people on board, crashed into the Java Sea minutes after its takeoff. The last contact with the crew of the SJY182 flight was at 2:40 p.m. local time, 11 nautical miles north of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. As we can trace it from the […]

Vietravel Airlines Will Debut In January

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietravel is completing finishing touches and will soon operate its maiden flight, followed by commercial services launch in mid-January. A couple of days before the New Year, Vietravel Airlines was awarded the Aircraft Operator Certificate, which officially marked the startup carrier’s addition to the industry. “The first routes will be Hue – Hanoi and Hue […]

BAA Training Vietnam And Vietravel Airlines Sign A Long-term Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aviation training centre BAA Training Vietnam and newly established Vietravel Airlines have recently signed a long-term partnership agreement.  BAA Training Vietnam has committed to the startup airline Vietravel, controlled by Vietnam’s leading tour operator Vietravel, to provide wet and dry Airbus A320 full-flight simulator lease services. The first students occupy the Airbus A320 full-flight simulator […]