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Week 8

Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 24, 2021

By Jordan Chong



AirAsia Thailand reports US$289 million 2020 loss

AirAsia Thailand posted a net loss of 8.67 billion baht (US$289 million) for calendar 2020, a deterioration from a net loss of 872 million baht in 2019, accounts published today by the airline's major shareholder, Asia Aviation Public Company Ltd (AAPC), showed. Read More »



Gulf Air adds Singapore to its network

Gulf Air said yesterday it planned to start a once a week nonstop flight to Singapore from its Bahrain hub from April. Read More »



Pratt & Whitney acts on FAA Airworthiness Directive to test PW4000 engine family

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) that requires airlines flying 777s with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines – PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 models – to have those engines inspected before flying. Read More »



SpiceJet seizes market offered by Singapore-India cargo services

Indian LCC SpiceJet's cargo arm, SpiceXpress, has commenced scheduled services to Singapore from Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai with 737Fs, Singapore's Changi Airport Group (CAG) said yesterday. Read More »



Sydney Airport slumps into red in 2020, but forecasts appetite for travel ahead

Sydney Airport today reported a A$145.6 million (US$115 million) net loss for the 12 months to December 31, 2020, slumping into the red from a net profit of A$403.9 million in the previous year. Read More »



IndiGo signs for seven A321neo powered by CFM LEAP 1A engines

Leading Indian LCC, IndiGo, has signed a long-term lease for seven A321neo powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, leasing and engineering company, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), said yesterday. Read More »