Category: Asia & Pacific

Airbus Logs Zero Cancellations and No New Orders in May

Reading Time: < 1 minute During the last month of spring Airbus reported it received no new bookings and suffered no cancellations. For the year 2020, gross orders of the European planemaker stand at 365 aircraft and net orders – at 299 aircraft. Although the front of orders stands still, Airbus is making further progress with aircraft deliveries. During May […]

IATA Reports Some Positive Signs of Demand Recovery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of news about deteriorating demand for air travel, a flash of some positive statistics has been reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). After hitting bottom in April (the biggest decline in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990), daily flight totals rose 30% between the low […]

Mitsubishi Acquires Bombardier’s CRJ Series Aircraft Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has closed the purchase of the CRJ Series aircraft program from Bombardier. Under the deal, MHI acquired the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft as well as the type certificates. Also, Bombardier passed to MHI the related services and support network located in Montréal, Québec, […]

Crisis Through the Eyes of Experienced Pilots: Stay Positive

Reading Time: 7 minutes Aviation is going through another ‘first’ as it is in its worst crisis ever. The recent turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic is still impossible to measure; its medium- and long-term impacts either. There is neither a well-trodden recovery path to follow, nor a similar global situation to refer to. Nevertheless, the situation is not […]

Rising Airline Industry’s Debt: Threat of Possible Failures

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial aid and support to airlines is currently vitally important for the airlines, and the industry, to begin recovering after the pandemic. Airlines have received over $120 billion in financial assistance from governments.  Nevertheless, there are two sides of the same coin. With a financial help also grows the airline industry’s global debt. According to […]

Air New Zealand Grounds 777s, Defers A321neo Deliveries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic affects even the strongest. Air New Zealand is working through different ways to save cash and minimize costs. The airline made a solid start to 2020 and right upon the beginning of the pandemic in March had short-term liquidity of more than $1 billion. On 25 May, 2020, […]

Domestic Market in Vietnam Moves Towards Full Recovery

Reading Time: 2 minutes While Vietnam still remains closed for international travel, its domestic market is rapidly accelerating the return to full local air  service. Domestic flights have been re-opened since 22 April, when Vietnam lifted a lockdown order. From 7 May, in turn, the limitations on the number of flights between Hanoi, HCMC and Da Nang City were […]

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Mitsubishi to Close CRJ Program’s Purchase on 1 June

Reading Time: < 1 minute The final date has been set. Bombardier and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will close the transaction related to the acquisition of Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program on 1 June, 2020. In a statement, the Japanese company said that the program will begin operations right upon the purchase and will be operated under the new name of […]

Empty ‘Middle Seat’ to Enhance Safety on Board: Yes or No?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enhanced safety measures after air travel resumes are critically important to bring as many passengers back to safe flying as possible. To regain trust in safe air travel. A lot of airlines, including Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, have already made it mandatory to wear face coverings for both passengers and crew while being on board. […]