By Dominic Lalk
It’s been a good week for AirAsia X after the Malaysian long-haul budget carrier secured Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clearance to fly to the U.S. In the interim, the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal that has been rocking the region for a week now, is taking its toll on the AirAsia Group. The latest findings suggested Rolls-Royce paid for the upkeep of a private jet used by the group’s top executives in exchange for signing engine and maintenance contracts with the UK engine manufacturer.
In Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines said the delay of its A321neo deliveries will severely impact its operations and revenue, while in Colombo the government of Sri Lanka has shortlisted three candidates for a 49% holding in struggling SriLankan Airlines.
In Abu Dhabi, Etihad Aviation Group has announced James Hogan’s mid-year departure and in Australia Virgin Australia CEO, John Borghetti, was a recipient of an Order of Australia for his contribution to the Australian aviation industry.
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