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Week 32

Orient Aviation Daily Digest August 12, 2021



New Zealand outlines road map for reopening borders

New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the country will soon categorise countries as low, medium and high risk as part of a road map to "reconnect New Zealand to the world". Read More »



Japan Airlines cancels more domestic flights

Japan's flag carrier has announced it will suspend another 3,126 flights from its domestic schedule from September 16 to September 30. Read More »



SpiceJet receives BB- rating and stable outlook from Acuité

Indian carrier, SpiceJet, announced Acuité Ratings and Research Limited has assigned the company a BB- rating with stable outlook for its long-term debt instruments and an A4+ rating for its short-term debt instruments. Read More »



Boeing conducts 737 MAX test flight in China: report

Boeing has completed a flight test of its 737 MAX in China, local media has reported, citing flight tracking software that showed 737 MAX 7 test aircraft, registration N7201S, took off from Shanghai Pudong Airport at about 0925 local time yesterday and returned about three hours later. Read More »



Airports of Thailand losses climb to US$123 million in June quarter

Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) has reported a net loss of 4.1 billion baht (US$123 million) for the three months to June 30, a deterioration from a net loss of 2.9 billion baht in the same three months in 2020. Read More »



Hong Kong International Airport adds passenger lounge to its facilities

Airport Dimensions and JPMorgan Chase have announced plans to open a passenger lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Terminal 1. Read More »



Asia-Pacific aerospace briefs today

Collins Aerospace said its enhanced vision sensor will be integrated into the Airbus enhanced flight vision system (EFVS). Initially it will be offered on A320s with the product to be rolled out on other platforms at later dates. Read More »