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Week 38

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 23, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Boeing expects China’s commercial airline fleet to double by 2040

Boeing expects a Chinese aircraft market worth almost US$1.5 trillion to account for 20% of global wide-body deliveries by 2040. Read More »



Airbus to demonstrate shape-changing wing

Airbus is hoping to emulate the ability of a soaring eagle to change its wing shape, span and surface to improve aircraft aerodynamics and boost efficiency. Read More »




Australian Tourism Minister says Australian international borders should open by Christmas

Australian Tourism Minister, Dan Tehan, has predicted vaccination rates are on target to allow the nation’s international borders to reopen before Christmas. Read More »



American Airlines to scale back Los Angeles as an Asian Gateway

Stiff competition from Asian airlines is prompting American Airlines (AA) to scale back wide-body flying from its Los Angeles (LA) hub, according to a senior executive. Read More »



Bamboo Airways signs US$2 billion engine deal with General Electric

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has signed a US$2 billion deal with U.S. engine manufacturer, General Electric, for GENx engines and maintenance packages for its 787-9 Dreamliners. Read More »




Royal Brunei Airlines introduces rapid COVID testing for flight crew

Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has introduced Antigen rapid self-test kits for its flight crew to increase preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19. Read More »



oneworld supports 10% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030

The oneworld alliance has supported a global target of using 10% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its flights by 2030, labelling the technology the most feasible option to reduce aviation CO2 emissions in the near term. Read More »



AirAsia Group sees ‘huge potential’ in digital transformation

AirAsia Group says surging demand for cargo and online shopping has driven new business opportunities as it transforms into a digital travel and lifestyle operation. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Embraer has signed a pool program agreement extension with Cobham in Australia to support its three E190 aircraft types. The new contract has greater scope, offering full repair coverage for components and parts, airframe maintenance and unlimited access to a large stock of components. Read More »