Category: Asia & Pacific

50 Fokker Aircraft Transactions in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, announces that a total of 50 Fokker aircraft were sold to 10 existing Fokker operators and 3 new operators during 2015 by their respective aircraft owners. These comprise 5 Fokker 50s, 20 Fokker 70s and 25 Fokker 100s. ‘Low operating costs, comprehensive support and more flexible Rolls-Royce Tay […]

FTA Signs Flight Training Contract with China Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) has signed an agreement to train commercial pilots for China Airlines. Under contract, FTA will deliver a CASA and Taiwan approved Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating to CAL sponsored cadets. Anthony Wey, CAL General Manager Flight Operations Training Department and FTA Chief Financial Officer Kate Lepore signed the […]

Female Pilots on The Rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute More and more women across Asia are sitting in the cockpits of commercial airliners as cultural barriers preventing them from becoming aviators are slowly dismantled. But the report explains that there are still some culture and perceptions surrounding women in the cockpit which keep women at bay. Several Asian countries are boosting the numbers of […]

Iran Intends to Buy 114 Aircraft from Airbus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Iran has taken the first step of an agreement to buy 114 Airbus planes, an announcement made while the economic and financial sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program are lifted. The announcement by Abbas Akhoondi, Iranian Minister of Transport, to the Tasnim press agency has not been confirmed by Airbus, which indicated that it did […]

CASA Delivers Safety Seminars for Pilots and Engineers

Reading Time: 2 minutes CASA Aviation Safety Advisors are delivering a series of AvSafety seminars – Aviation Safety – Lessons for Life in 2016 Pilot Seminars Aviation Safety – Lessons Learnt The seminar will cover a variety of topics with the main themes for this series being ‘Avoiding flight in low visibility’ and ‘The dangers of unplanned or unapproved […]

New Civil Aviation Academy For Hong Kong

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hong Kong International Airport’s operator announced plans to establish a civil aviation academy to “nurture local and regional aviation management talent”. Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) is confident that the move will further strengthen Hong Kong’s edge as a major regional aviation hub. “The aviation industry is an important economic contributor to Hong Kong,” says […]

China Building Its First Aircraft Carrier Using Soviet Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first aircraft carrier to be made in China will be constructed according to the same blueprints used in building the Liaoning, a carrier which was constructed in Soviet Ukraine in the 1980’s and later sold to the People’s Liberation Army. China has confirmed that it will construct an aircraft carrier domestically for the first […]

Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline’s 100,000 Dreamliner Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) today celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights. “The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role […]

China Issues First “Traffic Rules” for Civilian Drones

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s civil aviation regulator has issued its first-ever “traffic rules” for the operation of light-duty civilian unmanned aircraft. The guidelines have been issued on a trial basis, as the country has witnessed remarkable growth in the number of civilian drones. Li Bin started learning how to fly drones just three months ago. But now, he has passed […]

UK to Australia Biplane Flight by Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British adventurer has completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK to Australia in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman Spirit of Artemis aircraft from Farnborough, Hampshire, in October. She retraced pioneer Amy Johnson’s 1930 flight, flying over 23 countries and making some 50 […]