Category: Asia & Pacific

SriLankan Airlines
SriLankan Airlines Files a Lawsuit Against Airbus and Seeks $1 billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute SriLankan Airlines has sued Airbus for $1 billion for alleged corruption during the procurement of A350-900s and consequent damages and loss of reputation.  The issue traces back to the Crown Court judgment in the UK that found Airbus guilty of bribery concerning aircraft agreements. Sri Lanka’s flag carrier has also requested cancellation of the A350-900 […]

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to List Its Shares on Stock Exchange
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to List Its Shares on Stock Exchange

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam’s startup Bamboo Airways aims to list its shares on a local stock exchange in Q3 and raise its domestic market share from 20% to 30%. According to Reuters, the airline plans to offer 105 million shares on either The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) or the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX). The initial […]

Vietnam Mulls Reauthorization of Boeing 737 MAX Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport permit the Boeing B737 MAX operations within the country. The authority will issue a recommendation to the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) to allow to fly Boeing 737 MAX in Vietnam’s airspace. CAAV proposal comes after aviation safety agencies worldwide have performed […]

Vietnamese Airlines Request Over $1bn Bailout Package

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the Hanoitimes, Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has proposed the government to provide a credit aid package of VND25-27 trillion ($1.07-1.16 billion) to support the aviation industry that the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously impacted. VABA claims that the government support would improve enterprises’ financial state. To further facilitate this, the government should consider […]

Australia Lifts the Ban to Operate Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Friday, Australia said it would lift the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights, becoming one of the first in the Asia-Pacific region to take this step. “We … are confident that the aircraft are safe,” Graeme Crawford, acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, claimed in a statement. No Australian airline operates […]

Israel is Investigating Whether Passengers Faked Covid-19 Certificates

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israel is investigating whether people on the El Al flight from New York make truthful claims about other passengers on the same flight having faked Covid-19 certificates. According to the Times of Israel, a woman on the plane said she had overheard ultra-Orthodox passengers boasting they had faked Covid-19 tests before departure. Other passengers confirmed […]

Thai Airways Will Purchase 30 Aircraft by 2025

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thai Airways is planning to acquire from 20 to 30 aircraft by 2025 to consolidate its fleet. According to Bangkok-based newspaper The Nation, an unnamed source said the new aircraft would replace sold and decommissioned aircraft. The same source revealed that the airline expects travel demand to recover to the pre-pandemic levels by 2025. The […]

IndiGo Starts Hiring With 32 New ATR-72 Pilots Being Placed

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Trak.In, IndiGo is the first airline in the world to resume hiring, with 32 new pilots being placed and 25 new aircraft on order. As “the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear,” the airline has provided around 32 pilots with offer letters for the ATR-72 fleet. IndiGo prioritized the […]

Peach Aviation Starts Offering Free Covid-19 Testing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation will soon start offering free coronavirus testing. The program will begin next week and continue until the end of March. Free of charge polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests will be available for passengers ahead of domestic flights from Kansai and Narita international airports between February 21 and March 31. […]

Vietnam Changes Rules on Stored Aircraft Maintenance

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has published new rules concerning aircraft storage, requiring airlines to reactivate their parked aircraft more often. To reduce the risk of technical issues after the aircraft is pulled out of storage, operators will have to put a parked airplane in service at least once a month. Airlines will […]