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FEBRUARY 2018

Week 5

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Dominic Lalk

Ahead of the Singapore Airshow, Boeing announced record profits for 2017, a very pleasing counter balance to the January 26 news that it had lost out to Bombardier in the C Series tariff dispute.

Airbus also had major announcements this week. The European manufacturer performed the maiden flight of its A321LR and began an Asia-Pacific and Middle East demonstration tour of its latest long-haul airliner, the A350-1000.

VietJet Air announced record profits, China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines issued strong protests with Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Administration over extra flights during the peak Lunar New Year travel period and low-cost carrier, IndiGo Airlines, has requested long-haul traffic rights to London, Paris and Madrid, sources in India have revealed.

Airbus takes A350-1000 on run through Asia and the Middle East Read More »

 

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Mitsubishi loses major MRJ order

Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has confirmed U.S. carrier, Swift Air, has cancelled its order for 20 firm and 20 optioned MRJ90s, a decision that reduced the MRJ backlog by 10%. Read More »


 

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Boeing reports record profits and digests Bombardier C Series tariff defeat

Boeing shares hit an all-time high this week after the aerospace company announced record net income of almost US$3.13 billion for the three months to December 31, 2017, compared with $1.6 billion for the same period a year ago. Read More »


 

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Shenyang granted nonstop rights to Frankfurt and Bangkok

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is adding two important destinations to its route map in 2018. Read More »


 

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IndiGo applies for A330 traffic rights to European hubs?

Indian low-cost carrier, IndiGo Airlines, has applied for traffic rights from Delhi to London, Paris, Madrid and Hong Kong, using A330 aircraft, India’s Business Standard has reported. Read More »


 

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Taiwan holds fast in rejecting extra Mainland Lunar holiday flights

Ahead of the Chinese New Year travel peak, Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) this week angered Mainland China and its carriers when it rejected their applications for 176 additional flights. Read More »


 

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VietJet Air reports US$200 million 2017 net profit

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company, the holding company of VietJet Air, has reported a 2017 net profit of 4,527 billion Vietnamese dong (US$199.2 million). Read More »


 

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Qatar and U.S. sign civil aviation agreement

Qatar and the U.S. this week signed an agreement aimed at creating a level playing field between Qatar Airways and U.S. legacy carriers. Read More »


 

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CALC announces financing deal in Shanghai

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings (CALC) this week listed “Huatai Securities Asset Management – CALC Phase I Asset-backed Securities Program” on the Shanghai Stock Exchange; China’s first fixed-income product denominated in a foreign currency. Read More »


 

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BOC Aviation receives 250th Boeing aircraft

Singapore-headquartered lessor, BOC Aviation, has taken delivery of its 250th aircraft from Boeing, a B737-800 “delivered to a Chinese airline”. Read More »


 

Shorttakes

Routes: Air India has added a daily Delhi-Singapore A321 service, complementing its existing daily B787-8 flights on the route. Read More »


 

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