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APRIL 2023


Cover Story

Born again Air India

It is the biggest order in aviation history - 250 new jets from Airbus and 220 from Boeing. Read More »


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The shortages issue: industry caught out by accelerated recovery

The fury directed at many airlines by passengers exhausted by interminable queues, last minute flight cancellations and lost luggage said it all. Read More »



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Aviation training academies burgeon in Asia-Pacific

It is, undoubtedly, a sign of the times. Read More »


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Industry winners and losers in post-covid staff planning

When it comes to airports, Vinoop Goel, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Asia-Pacific Regional Director of Airports & External Relations, told Orient Aviation “we need to be prepared and be ahead of the game”. Read More »


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Global shortfall of 55,000 cockpit crew predicted by 2030

OAG chief analyst travel and aviation data, John Grant, puts it bluntly. Read More »


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China affirms funding support for ICAO’s post-pandemic aviation training programs

The Chinese government has provided funds to assist the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in launching a civil aviation master planning (CAMP) training program to be offered across the region. Read More »


Special Report: Training in the Asia-Pacific

Ab initio and desk top training programs essential to meet cockpit crew demand

Watch this space. Read More »



China’s airlines upgrade digital systems to match customer expectations

With air passenger traffic continuing its rapid rebound across the region, Mainland carriers are increasing investment in technology to match expectations of their customers. Read More »



Challenge of maintaining pilot pipeline post-pandemic

Reports of a looming pilot shortage are hardly new. Read More »