Category: Asia & Pacific

Embraer Delivers The First Legacy 500 to Jackie Chan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embraer announced today that Jackie Chan, a world-renowned movie star, has become the first customer in China to take delivery of a Legacy 500. “The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximize passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This new aircraft, […]

Airbus Seals 118-Aircraft Deal with Iran

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iranian officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering orders for 118 airplanes and a comprehensive civil aviation cooperation package, the European manufacturer confirmed Thursday. The sides signed the agreements at the Élysée Palace in Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande. Iran Air has signed an […]

Emirates Reportedly to Hire Laid-off Malaysian Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following Malaysian Airlines’ announcement this week that it would be grounding its remaining fleet of Boeing 777s and cancelling several long-haul routes, Emirates has, according to a report by Arabian Supply Chain, signalled its interest in hiring laid-off Malaysian pilots. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ divisional senior vice-president, strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs, based in […]

First Zero’s Flight Over Japan Since WWII

Reading Time: < 1 minute A historic flight took place this week at the naval base in Kanoya in the Kagoshima Perfecture, Japan, where the legendary Mitsubishi A6M Zero took flight over Japanese land for the first time since World War II, according to The Japan Times. Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Skip Holm, who accumulated 1,072 hours of […]

Fireproof Aerial Robot System (FAROS) From Korea

Reading Time: < 1 minute This video demonstrates the FAROS (Fireproof Aerial RObot System) for fire disaster. The drone can climb the wall to pass through narrow and smoky area. It has a 2D-LiDAR sensor for self-localization. Its pose estimation result is visualized on V-REP simulator. The drone also has fire-proof function as shown on the video. It can endure fire […]

Changi Airport Handles Record 55.4M Passengers In 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changi Airport handled a record 55.4 million passengers last year, a 2.5 per cent increase from 2014. The number of aircraft take-offs and landings grew by 1.4 per cent year-on-year to 346,330. December was an especially busy month with 5.29 million passenger movements recorded, the highest ever for any single month since the airport opened in […]

Vietjet Air Reports 34.5% Revenue Increase in 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet Air reported a 2015 revenue of VND10.9 trillion ($490.7 million), up 34.5% from VND8.1 trillion in 2014. The airline said the revenue increase was achieved “despite increasing challenges in the wake of the ASEAN Open Skies policy.” The result was lower than the VND13.8 trillion forecast at the start of […]

Saudia to Sell Bonds to Buy Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saudi Arabia’s main airline said it’s planning to sell as much as SAR5 billion (US$1.3 billion) of Islamic bonds in the second quarter to refinance loans and buy planes, becoming the latest issuer in the kingdom to tap debt markets for cash amid an oil slump. The carrier known as Saudia is in negotiations with […]

Qatar Airways To Launch World’s 2 Longest Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Presently the world’s three longest flights are Dallas to Sydney (Qantas), Johannesburg to Atlanta (Delta), and Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles (Etihad). Emirates has the intentions of launching a route between Dubai and Panama City, which would be the world’s longest, as it’s 10 miles further than Dallas to Sydney. However, that route has already […]

Queenstown Airport Enjoys Best Ever Year For Traffic Growth

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2015 traffic figures for Queenstown Airport are in, and they reveal that the New Zealand gateway handled a new yearly record of 1.5 million passengers. December also saw the airport set new records for its busiest month ever and busiest week in its history. In total 156,636 passengers used the airport in December – […]