Category: Asia & Pacific

Maintenance Demand Growing For Boeing 737 NG

By the end of this year there will be more than 5,000 of the world’s most popular aircraft, the Boeing 737-800, in service. Aviation Week Network’s Commercial Aviation Fleet & MRO Forecast also predicts that 737-800 num This is obviously great news for maintenance providers, which receive a steady stream of work from an aircraft […]

Rising Fuel Prices Could Trigger Retirement Jump

Rising fuel prices may ground some older aircraft if airlines cut capacity, but most are putting off the decisions until after the peak summer season. “You won’t see a lot of change in the summer schedule as we move forward, but everybody’s looking at the fall schedule,” American Airlines CFO Derek Kerr said at a […]

World’s Worst Passengers 2018

Smelly passengers and out of control children have emerged as the leading complaints of passengers in the annual www.Airlineratings.com “Passengers from Hell” survey. Airlineratings.com, the global airline safety and product ratings website, surveyed its readers on 10 passenger types who they felt caused the most grief on planes. Respondents were asked to rank passenger types […]

Xiamen Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 737 MAX

Xiamen Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Seattle, expanding the fleet to 200 aircraft, and, by doing so, formally entering the pantheon of the world’s largest airlines. The 737 MAX is the best-selling civil aircraft in the history of Boeing, featuring excellent performance, flexibility and efficiency. The 737 MAX can […]

Airlines Faced with Critical Decision Making as Jet Fuel Prices Rise

With fuel coming second only to wages as an airline’s greatest outgoing, a period of critical planning awaits them with rising prices coinciding with the traditionally busy summer season. In 2018 alone jet fuel prices have risen 15 percent, while over the last twelve months they have risen by approximately 60 percent. With schedules and […]

Silkair to Be Merged with Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) regional wing, SilkAir, is to undergo a significant investment programme to upgrade its cabin products as part of a multi-year initiative that will ultimately see it merged into SIA. The programme will comprise investment of more than $100 million to upgrade the wholly owned subsidiary’s cabins with new lie-flat seats in Business […]

Air Italy Receives Its First Boeing 737 MAX In Striking New Livery

Air Italy unveiled its long awaited first Boeing 737 MAX in striking new livery at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle, in front of a crowd of VIP dignitaries and guests, including His Highness Prince Rahim Aga Khan, alongside international media. The aircraft, the first of approximately 50 new aircraft to be added to […]

BOC Aviation Delivers First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

BOC Aviation Limited is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its newest customer, Corendon Airlines, based in Turkey. The aircraft is the first delivery of the Company’s 737 MAX family aircraft. “This delivery represents a number of significant milestones for us, with the aircraft being the […]

Watch Tesla Model X Break World Record by Towing Boeing Dreamliner

As part of a publicity stunt by Qantas, a Tesla Model X P100D established a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With a mere 5,000-lb rated capacity, the Tesla Model X is already the passenger electric vehicle with the highest towing […]

WOW Air Announces New Route from the U.S. to India via Iceland

WOW air announced it will launch a new route from the U.S. to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi, India via Iceland. The route will provide millions of Americans in nine major cities across the country affordable access to the bustling Indian metropolis. The route will launch December 5, 2018, giving business and leisure […]