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Week 38

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 20, 2021

By Steve Creedy



AirAsia X CEO says airline has made "substantial progress" in talks with creditors

Malaysia's AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail reveals the LCC has made “substantial progress” in talks with creditors as reports emerged of a wider deal by AirAsia Group to renegotiate aircraft contracts with Airbus worth tens of billions of dollars. Read More »



Philippines Airlines and supporting groups lobby for reduced quarantine for international travellers

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and other industry groups lobbying to shorten the quarantine period for overseas arrivals have received the support of the country’s Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship. Read More »




Australia commits more funding support for its aviation industry

The Australian government has committed an additional A$183.65 million in job support payments and rebates to help the aviation industry prepare for the re-opening of international borders. Read More »



Singapore Airlines has spent the $S8.8 billion raised from its 2020 rights issue

Singapore Airlines has informed Singapore's Stock Exchange it had spent the S$8.8 billion raised in a 2020 rights issue with the last S$600 million going to aircraft and aircraft related payments. Read More »




China Eastern Airlines boosts presence in Hainan - China's "Hawaii"

Shanghai's China Eastern Airlines (CEA) will boost its presence in southern China's Hainan by adding 50 aircraft to a new base on the island as part of global connection to an “air silk road”. Read More »



Air New Zealand to suspend services between Australia and New Zealand for two months

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) said it will not operate any flights between Australia and New Zealand from September 25 to November 30 except for a handful of quarantine flights that have already sold out on Australia-bound services. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines to provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. The deal, involving Embraer’s Services & Support portfolio of solutions, covers more than 300 repairable components and includes both materials and technical administration services supported from Embraer Asia-Pacific’s facility in Singapore. Alliance has a committed fleet of 32 E190s with 12 in Australia and the remainder due to enter revenue service in the next 12 months.