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Week 39

Orient Aviation Daily Digest September 30, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Airbus seeks A220 certification in China

Airbus is reportedly in talks with China’s aviation regulator about certifying the A220 for the nation’s lucrative 100-150 seat market. Read More »



Vietnam suspends domestic airline ticket sales

Vietnam’s aviation administration has asked the nation’s airlines to stop selling tickets until further notice. Read More »




AirAsia Indonesia to resume scheduled flying

AirAsia Indonesia has announced it will be gradually be returning to scheduled flight operations starting with Jakarta-Bali from October 14. Read More »



Jetstar Asia returning to Singapore-Darwin from December

Jetstar Asia has announced plans to take advantage of an expected travel corridor between Singapore and Australia and resume services to Darwin by mid-December. Read More »



Air India investment could be a risky bet: analyst

A global analyst has issued a note of caution to the new owners of financially embattled Air India. Read More »




Successful 737 MAX China test fuels Boeing optimism

The end of China’s two-year grounding of the 737 MAX may be in sight after the head of Boeing China said a crucial test flight “went off without a hitch”. Read More »



Thai Airways International back in the air to destinations with high vaccination rates

Thai Airways International (THAI) will resume flying to some destinations with high vaccination rates from October 1, according to the Bangkok Post. Read More »



Global air cargo figures forge ahead of 2019

Global demand for air cargo in August was 7.7% higher than in the same month two years ago as load factor in the Asia-Pacific nudged 70%. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

ExecuJet MRO Services president, Graeme Duckworth, has identified Malaysia and Dubai as key growth areas as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary. Duckworth said ExecuJet, now part of the Dassault group, planned to build a new, purpose-built MRO facility in Malaysia and was developing another facility in Dubai that was due to open in the first half of next year. Read More »