Category: Asia & Pacific

Dnata to Supply Xiamen Air’s Sydney Ground Handling

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dnata has signed a three-year deal to provide full ground handling services to China’s XiamenAir. The deal will cover the 260 annual Dreamliner flights to Syndey’s main airport that XiamenAir announced last month, including the thrice-weekly service from Fuzhou Changle International Airport, and the twice-weekly service from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. Dnata currently serves 17 […]

Bangladesh Air Force Gets Yak-130 and AW 139 Helicopters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian-made Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft and Italian AW 139 helicopters have been inducted into the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed them over to the Air Force on Sunday at the BAF Bangabandhu Base in Dhaka. The Yakovlev Yak-130 is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft or lead-in […]

Investigators Narrowed the Search for Missing MH370

Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian investigators believe both of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370’s engines flamed out, suggesting the Boeing 777-200 was not intentionally ditched. Also, new analysis has narrowed the search area for MH370, giving officials renewed hope of finding the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a new report on MH370 based on research and […]

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Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]

Korea Steps Up Drone Development

Reading Time: 5 minutes In May 2014, many South Koreans were struck by the discovery of three crashed drones in frontline areas that had been flown in from North Korea. Albeit crude, the small devices had taken photos of major military installations on border islands, potential infiltration routes and the presidential palace in downtown Seoul, kindling concerns over a […]

Qatar Airways Named “Best Middle East Airline Serving China”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways has once again been named Best Middle East Airline Serving China at the 2015 Business Traveller China Awards, picking up the award for the fourth consecutive year. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be recognised and counted among the best airlines serving the Chinese market is […]

Expected 15% MRO Growth in Southeast Asia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Growing government and corporate use of helicopters in Southeast Asia is fueling demand for maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the region, Channel NewsAsia reported. The Singapore-based news outlet said spending on helicopter MRO services is expected to grow by about 15% over the next 10 years (compared to 5%-plus for aviation as a whole). […]

Russia Signing Contract With China on Su-35 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia and China have signed a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 Flanker jet fighters, Rostec’s director of international cooperation and regional policy Viktor Kladov said Thursday. “The long negotiations have ended with the signing of a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 fighters to China,” Kladov told RIA Novosti. He […]

Seoul Decides to Develop Drones to Monitor Border With North Korea

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the KBS channel, Seoul military experts hope that the use of drones will help to significantly reduce cases of soldiers wounded by mines. Commercial production of the drones is scheduled for 2024, the media reported. In spite of their long-standing armistice, South and North Korea remain legally at war, as no peace treaty […]

Air China to Start Chengdu – Paris Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air China (Beijing) will start Chengdu-Paris nonstop service from December 12, 2015, which will make Paris the fifth European destination Air China serves from Chengdu after Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Moscow, and enable passengers from Chengdu to arrive in Paris within just around 11 hours. The flights, CA457/8, are operated four times a week on […]