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Cover Story

Family benefits

These are exciting times for Scoot, said the LCC’s CEO, Lee Lik Hsin. Read More »


Main Story

Global emissions scheme on track despite China saying it is unfair

At press time, delegates from 193 member states and more than 2,000 high-ranking government officials, aviation lobbyists and climate change NGOs who had attended the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Assembly were absorbing the impact of a focused attack on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) from a China led faction. Read More »


Industry Insight Special Report

Grounding erodes leasing value of new MAX aircraft

When the 737 MAX jet recommences flying, it will not simply be a matter of instantly returning hundreds of the aircraft type to airlines worldwide. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Boeing predicts surge in China passenger tide

Whatever its problems on the home front, Boeing has not retreated from its bullish forecasts for aircraft sales in the long-term China market, although Mainland fleet expansion will be slower than the manufacturer forecast in 2018. Read More »




News Backgrounder

Asian demand bumps up revised Airbus forecast

Asia’s long-term passenger market will need 16,325 new aircraft in the next two decades with 4,205 of the aircraft planned for fleet replacement, Airbus said in its latest global forecast, released in London last month. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Asia’s fresh outbreak of start-up fever

Consolidation remains the keyword in the mature Europe and North America markets. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Opportunities beckoning for Asia’s carriers in Central and Eastern Europe?

Most inflight maps do not slow information about the area they are over flying between Europe and Asia. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Vietnam’s airports overwhelmed by explosive growth

With eight Vietnamese airlines holding air operator certificates and three more hopefuls applying to fly, the country’s air travel boom is exerting unprecedented pressure on the country’s aviation system. Read More »





Undaunted Qatar expands China ties despite losses

A two-year airspace blockade imposed on Qatar by several neighbouring countries continues to weigh heavily on Qatar Airways financial performance, but it has failed to dent the Doha-based carrier’s expansion. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

Myanmar National Airlines opts for Boeing aviation services

Boeing Asia-Pacific Aviation Services Pte Ltd (BAPAS), a joint venture between Boeing and the SIA Engineering Company, has won the contract to supply parts and logistic support for Myanmar National Airlines next generation 737 fleet. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

Airbus and Alibaba develop China Skywise data centre

In Hangzhou last month, Airbus Skywise and Alibaba Cloud agreed to jointly establish a Skywise Data Centre to provide tailored data solutions for Chinese domestic airlines. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

AFI KLM E&M collaborates with Indonesia’s GMF

European-headquartered global MRO, AFI KLM E&M, has formed a partnership with Indonesian MRO, Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF), for component support on Garuda Indonesia’s 24 A330s. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

Magnetic MRO opens in Kuala Lumpur

Magnetic MRO, a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, has established a representative office in Kuala Lumpur. Read More »




Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

IATA launches platform to encourage fairer MRO parts pricing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled its MRO SmartHub, an online tool intended to bring transparency to the airline component and parts sector. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Leasing

Tokyo Century takes control of Aviation Capital Group

Pacific Life Insurance Company has agreed Tokyo Century Corporation will acquire all of the insurance group’s outstanding holdings in U.S. lessor, Aviation Capital Group (ACG). Read More »


Industry Addendum: Leasing

AerCap sells more aircraft to Saudi bank subsidiary

Dublin-based lessor, AerCap, is selling a 19-aircraft portfolio to an Irish company, Dara Aviation, which is owned by NCB Capital. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Air Traffic Management

Travelport works with SIA to deliver KrisConnect

Travel technology company, Travelport, has unveiled its NDC implementation road map for the next stage of Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) KrisConnect program. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Air Traffic Management

SITAONAIR and Singapore to explore space-based VHF

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and communications company, SITAONAIR, signed a Memorandum of Understanding last month to determine the potential of the world’s first space-based Very High Frequency (VHF) solution. Read More »



China should stand with the industry in supporting its global emissions strategy

It was not surprising there was dissension among some delegates of the 193 states attending the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 40th Assembly in Montreal at the turn of the month. Read More »