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MARCH 2021

Week 9

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 2, 2021

By Jordan Chong



SIA Engineering plans acquisition of SR Technics Malaysia subsidiary

SIA Engineering Company Ltd (SIAEC) said yesterday it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire SR Technics Switzerland AG's MRO facility in Selangor, Malaysia. Read More »



SIA Group selling seven 737-800s

Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) has appointed Skytech-AIC to market seven 737-800s, flown by its regional wing, SilkAir, the U.K. aircraft finance, procurement, remarketing and fleet asset protection company said overnight on LinkedIn. Read More »



China Eastern Airlines confirmed as C919 launch customer

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has formally signed a purchase contract for five Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) C919 narrow-bodies. Read More »



China holds off clearing MAX for Mainland flying

A Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) official said yesterday the regulator's concerns about the 737 MAX have yet to be fully resolved, China media reports. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aircraft deliveries up by 42% in 2021

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) latest financial monitor has reported airlines narrowed losses in the final three months of calendar 2020 due mainly to tightening their belts amid weak demand from COVID-19. Read More »



China Aircraft Leasing forewarns of large losses for fiscal year

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd (CALC) said yesterday consolidated profit for calendar 2020 was expected to fall 60%-65% from a year earlier. Read More »