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MARCH 2021

Week 13

Orient Aviation Daily Digest March 29, 2021

By Jordan Chong



CDB Aviation Lease Finance cancels purchase of 20 737 MAXs

China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co (CDB) has told the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong its wholly-owned subsidiary, CDB Aviation Lease Finance, had reached agreement with Boeing to terminate purchase and delivery of 20 undelivered 737 MAXs in order to “recalibrate” its 737 MAX fleet. Read More »



Private ownership only path to survival for Air India says civil aviation minister

India's Minister for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri, said on the weekend government-owned national carrier Air India's only prospect of survival was as a privately-owned company, local media reported. Read More »



Asia-Pacific airlines will need extra government support says the region’s airline association

Asia-Pacific airlines flew 1.2 million passengers on international flights in February, down 93.7% from 18.3 million a year ago, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported today. Read More »



Taiwan wins more support for U.S. Customs and Border pre-clearance facility

Nine U.S. legislators have written a letter in support of Taiwan's quest to open a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance immigration facility at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. Read More »



China forecasts 10.7% jump in 2021 peak season domestic traffic

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Friday its domestic carriers would operate an average of 92,756 passenger and cargo flights a week during the northern hemisphere summer scheduling season - from March 28 to October 30. Read More »



Air New Zealand names new corporate affairs chief

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) said on Friday it had appointed Mat Bolland as the airline's new chief corporate affairs officer. Read More »