Category: Asia & Pacific

Airbus Helicopters Kicks Off New H145 Demo Tour in Asia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters’ H145 is back in Asia to showcase its performance and capabilities through a series of demo ßights in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first H145 demo tour was held in Southeast Asia in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand. Since then, there has been an increasing interest in this rotorcraft, especially in the emergency […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Military Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia and Kills 12 Aboard

Reading Time: 1 minute An Indonesian military helicopter crashed and burst into flames Sunday during a mission to capture the country’s most wanted militant, killing at least 12 people on board. The Bell 412-EP helicopter was carrying 13 soldiers and crew when it went down about 35 minutes after taking off from Poso district’s Watutau village, said Maj. Gen. […]

Boeing, Airbus Eye Indian Growth Amid Fears of Global Slowdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and Airbus expect Indian airlines to order up to 1,740 jets over the next 20 years, as aircraft manufacturers eye one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets to offset any weaker sales elsewhere. Boeing said on Thursday falling fuel prices, increasing numbers of Indians wealthy enough to travel by air and improved airport infrastructure […]

Lufthansa Technik First Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Station

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG opened its first Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Service Station in Melbourne. Lufthansa Technik now offers its Cyclean® engine wash service around the world: In North and South America, in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, and now in Australia. The Cyclean® Engine Wash facility at Melbourne Airport is mounted in a […]

Asiana Airlines Approved for Cabin Crew Training

Reading Time: 1 minute Asiana Airlines received approval from the Transport Ministry to oversee flight training for cabin crew, according to the carrier. The certification, attained on March 8, allows Asiana to provide safety training for cabin crew for other airlines, both from Korea and abroad. “We hope for this to be an opportunity for Asiana to spread its […]

Boeing and Nok Air Celebrate 737 Next-Generation Delivery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing delivered Nok Air’s 21st Next-Generation 737-800 during a ceremony at the Seattle Delivery Center. The celebration marked the third direct-purchased 737-800 to be delivered to Nok Air. “We are extremely pleased to welcome another new 737-800 to our growing all-Boeing fleet,” said Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air. “The 737 provides us with the […]

Boeing 787-10 Major Assembly Begins

Reading Time: 1 minute Major assembly on the Boeing 787-10, which the manufacturer describes as a straightforward stretch of the 787-9, has started. The 787-10, which will be the largest variant in the 787 family of aircraft, will be 18 ft. (5.5 m) longer than the 787-9. It is expected to achieve first flight in 2017. First delivery is […]

More LCCs Expand to Philippine-Asia Pacific Region

Reading Time: 1 minute As low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific Air launches its first service to a US territory, Japan-based LCC Vanilla Air said it also intends to expand across the Pacific region. In addition, Philippine Airlines has also announced a new Saipan-Manila service. All the carriers are increasing services on the strength of expanding tourism numbers across the […]

Japan Coast Guard Orders An Additional H225

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225. JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018. This H225 will be equipped with the most […]