Category: Asia & Pacific

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Bamboo Airways Signed $2 Billion Boeing 787 Engine Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute On September 21, Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has signed a deal worth nearly $2 billion with General Electric (GE.N) to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on September 21 in New York, USA. The Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present at the event. The GE agreement is […]

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Air New Zealand Partners with Airbus to Seek Zero-emissions Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air New Zealand and the aviation giant Airbus are getting into a partnership to explore how zero-emission aircraft could be launched in New Zealand. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding as a consequence of which Air New Zealand will analyze the impact hydrogen aircraft would have on its operations. Airbus will share hydrogen aircraft […]

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BAA Training Starts Cooperating with Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Highlights: BAA Training has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy, pursuing the goal to transform it into an EASA standard approved training organization (ATO). BAA Training and Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy will write a joint CPL training program by the end of 2021, and in 2022, accept the first students […]

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Bamboo Airways Prepares to Launch Flights to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bamboo Airways is getting ready to start its first flights to the United States on September 23, 2021. Initial flights Bamboo will operate between September and November 2021 will be “proving” flights before the airline launches regularly scheduled service. The airline will operate flights to Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Seattle (SEA), with […]

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India Cleared Boeing 737 MAX to Fly

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing 737 MAX returns to service in India after 2.5 years of grounding. The DGCA regulator has rescinded its grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX order, first published on March 13th, 2019. Like other aviation authorities, India requests the changes to be completed on individual aircraft before getting back to service. Instead of creating its […]

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Alaska Airlines Takes Over the 737 MAX Canceled by Samoa Airways

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alaska Airlines is preparing to receive the 737 MAX 9 that Samoa Airways ordered in 2019 and canceled shortly after. Back in 2019, Samoa Airways has a plan to upgrade its fleet to all-new 737 MAX 9. It previously signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Apia for the lease placement of one new Boeing […]

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The US Places Limits on Chinese Airlines’ Passenger Capacity

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Chinese authorities limited the operating rights of United Airlines to Shanghai, the US imposed similar temporary capacity limits on Chinese airlines entering the US. This measure is being put forward as previously China imposed a similar limitation on United Airlines flights bound to Shanghai-Pudong as a sanction for bringing China five Covid-positive passengers from […]

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Boeing Started 737 MAX Test Flights in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes A most controversial Boeing Co airplane Boeing 737 MAX took the test flight in China on Wednesday, reported Reuters. The U.S. manufacturer tries to end a nearly two-and-a-half-year regulatory grounding of the model in the fastest growing travel market. Flight-tracking website Flightradar24 showed a 737 MAX 7 test plane taking off from Shanghai’s Pudong International […]

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New Indian Startup Carrier May Purchase up to100 Boeing 737 MAXs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new Indian startup airline, Akasa, backed by billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, is in advanced discussions with Boeing Co. to purchase up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX  jets, according to people familiar with the matte, informs Bloomberg. The deal could give the U.S. plane manufacturer a crucial breakthrough in a major market dominated by Airbus […]

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Saudi Arabia Bans Unvaccinated Citizens From Traveling Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute All airlines based in Saudi Arabia have been instructed by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to allow only vaccinated citizens to travel internationally. From August 9th, unvaccinated citizens will no longer be allowed to leave the kingdom. Saudi Gazette reports that only those who had received two vaccine doses would be allowed to […]