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Week 39

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 29, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Embraer predicts regional aircraft boom in China

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, says the need for a more balanced fleet profile and new routes in China will result in demand for more than 1,445 new aircraft in the up to 150 seat category in the next twenty years. Read More »



GAMECO to undertake China’s first 767 freighter conversions

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO) will become the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company in China to tackle 767 wide-body freighter conversions in a deal with manufacturer Boeing. Read More »




IndiGo and American Airlines sign codeshare deal

IndiGo and American Airlines (AA) have agreed a deal that will see the U.S. carrier’s code on 29 domestic routes across India. Read More »



Australian regulator warns airports against price gouging to recover pandemic losses

Australia’s competition regulator has warned the nation’s airports against using their monopoly positions to raise fees and recover COVID-19 losses. Read More »




Singapore’s aviation wage grant extended by six months

The Singapore government will extend its aviation workforce retention grant by six months to help aviation companies preserve their capabilities and position themselves for recovery. Read More »



Air New Zealand revamps domestic fare options as some change fees return

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) is preparing to reintroduce “normal” fare rules for domestic travel from November 1, but says it has added flexibility to its fares and made options clearer for customers. Read More »



Boeing and Lucky Air sign pilot training agreement

Boeing will provide pilot training services to Kunming-based LLC, Lucky Air, in an agreement announced at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition yesterday. Read More »



Air Canada returns to India

Air Canada has resumed daily non-stop flights to Delhi from its Toronto and Vancouver hubs and plans to launch a service from Montreal. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Collins Aerospace has announced an expansion of its 10-year On-Site Support agreement with China MRO, Ameco, for the Air China fleet. Read More »