Category: Asia & Pacific

Siemens And Airbus To Push Electric Aviation Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Companies want to jointly develop engine prototypes with power classes ranging from a few 100 kilowatts up to 10 and more megawatts, for short, local trips. Siemens and Airbus teamed up today to develop electric and hybrid electric/combustion engines for commercial and private aircraft. The companies said they would amass a joint development team of […]

AirAsia Signs Multi-Million Dollar Seat Order With UK Startup

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has signed a multi-million dollar deal with UK-based Mirus Aircraft Seating to retrofit its entire Airbus A320 fleet with lightweight composite-based seats. The deal, which was signed at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, will see Mirus deliver “tens of thousands” of the seats, the company said. Mirus was founded […]

February Demand Growth Stays Strong: IATA Announced Global Passenger Traffic Results

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing continuing strong demand growth for domestic and international travel. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.6%, compared to the same month last year. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 9.6%, and load factor declined 0.7 percentage […]

Freight Continues to Suffer Headwinds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo volumes (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTKs) suffered a 5.6% fall in February compared to February 2015. This is heavily skewed due to the impact of the US port strikes in early 2015 (which caused a spike in […]

Middle East Air Freight Volumes Exceed Asia Pacific

Reading Time: < 1 minute The latest regional study and statistics from the Airports Council International, ACI, said that Middle East air freight traffic had a 7.4% rise in January, outpacing the 3.3% growth for the Asia-Pacific region. The council’s Asia-Pacific division said that the pushing force leading to China’s New year may positively impact the region’s betterment in air […]

Power Outage Cripples Manila Airport, Thousands Stranded

Reading Time: < 1 minute A rare power outage plunged a major section of the Philippine capital’s main airport into darkness overnight, forcing flight cancellations that stranded thousands on Sunday (Apr 3). As many as 78 flights by the country’s largest carrier Cebu Pacific were cancelled, affecting nearly 14,000 passengers, the company said in a statement. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines […]

Richard Branson Backed Startup To Build Next-Gen Supersonic Airplane

Reading Time: 2 minutes A company called Boom Technology Inc. has unveiled plans for a supersonic airplane of the same name, which is being developed as a replacement for Concorde. Boom airplanes are predicted to fly 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft (and faster than Concorde Mach 2.0), and hit speeds of Mach 2.2 or 1,451 miles per […]

BB-8™ ANA JET Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 28, 2016, a special commemorative ceremony was held at the Los Angeles International Airport for the specially decorated ANA “BB-8™ ANA JET”. A Boeing 777 made its debut flight from Osaka to Tokyo to Los Angeles. The BB-8 is scheduled to travel between Tokyo and Los Angeles through 8th of April. Later on […]

Ryukyu Air Commuter Unveils Bombardier Q400 Cargo‑Combi Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated today with Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan as the airline unveiled two of its Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft during a special ceremony held at the Japan Transocean Air Maintenance Center at Naha Airport, Okinawa. RAC, the launch customer of the Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft, is a member of Japan […]

New Indian Civil Aviation Policy May Be Out In April

Reading Time: < 1 minute Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said new National Civil Aviation Policy is likely to be out next month. “At present, we are working on the policy which is likely to be out next month. We have received many suggestions on the draft policy and we are hopeful that new policy will […]