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MAY 2021

Week 19

Orient Aviation Daily Digest May 13, 2021

By Jordan Chong



Thailand’s official receiver postpones meeting with THAI creditors to May 19

Thai Airways International (THAI) has postponed a creditors meeting to consider the company's business rehabilitation plan by a week to May 19. Read More »



Virgin Australia delays re-start of selected international destinations by a minimum of six months; Qantas revises international flying start

Virgin Australia (VA) said today it will push back the resumption of some short-haul international flying until at least December. Read More »



Singapore Changi Airport closes passenger and retail precincts to the public to contain new COVID-19 outbreak

Singapore Changi Airport said last night its passenger terminal buildings and Jewel retail complex would close to members of the public for two weeks starting today as part of measures to control an outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. Read More »



AerCap wins shareholder approval for GE leasing acquisition

Aircraft leasing company AerCap said overnight shareholders had approved the acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) at the company's annual general meeting in Dublin. Read More »



Airbus confirms commitment to new Toulouse A320 family Final Assembly Line

Airbus said overnight work on an additional A320 family final assembly line (FAL) at its Toulouse headquarters would resume after being put on hold in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting cut in production. Read More »



ATR completes design for 42-600S short take-off and landing turboprop

OEM ATR said overnight it had completed the design phase of the in-development short take-off and landing 42-600S turboprop. Read More »