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JULY 2021

Week 28

Orient Aviation Daily Digest July 14, 2021

By Jordan Chong



AirAsia Malaysia operating 10% of fleet: Fernandes

AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes, said the LCC group's Malaysian business had about 90% of its fleet parked as a result of COVID-19. "We are very small at the moment," Fernandes told CAPA online today. Read More »



Boeing 787 production rate to temporarily drop below five a month

Boeing said overnight the production rate of 787s would be under five a month because of "additional rework" on undelivered aircraft. Read More »



Malaysian regulator extends air traffic rights flexibility for airlines

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) will continue to allow airlines to retain their air traffic rights (ATR) under a scheme in place since June 2020. Read More »



Thai Airways International outlines international schedule to September

Thai Airways International (THAI) said in a regulatory filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand it had reinstated 15 international passenger routes on July 1, but that three domestic and 43 international routes remained suspended. Read More »



Cebu Pacific intensifies focus on sustainability

Cebu Pacific is continuing to introduce sustainability initiatives despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the LCC. Read More »



Aeronology signs up Qantas Group as NDC airline partner

Travel technology company, Aeronology, has signed the Qantas Group as its first New Distribution Capability (NDC) airline partner. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Pratt & Whitney said overnight it had received more than 800 orders and commitments for its GTF engine this year.

SITA has acquired Paris-based Safety Line S.A.S. The start-up specialises in digital solutions for aviation safety and efficiency. The acquisition is an extension of a commercial partnership signed by the two companies in September 2020. Read More »