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Week 41

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 15, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Australian state declares it will dump international quarantine requirements from November 1

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government has unilaterally declared it is dumping quarantine requirements and caps for fully vaccinated overseas travellers from November 1. Read More »



AirAsia renames holding company as it gears up for ‘v-shaped’ recovery

AirAsia’s holding company has changed its name to AirAsia Aviation Ltd as it gears up for a V-shaped recovery and looks at new markets such as Cambodia. Read More »




Singapore Airlines A380 returns as demand surges on Singapore-London route

The big plane is back at Singapore Airlines (SIA) with A380 services to London to resume on November 18 in time for the holiday season. Read More »



All Nippon Airways introduces world first mixed fleet flying

All Nippon Airways (ANA) pilots will be able to swap between A320s and A380s after the Japanese carrier became the world’s first operator to introduce mixed fleet flying (MFF) for the two types. Read More »



Advanced Master in Air Transport Management is now open for enrolment

This 18-month Master programme is jointly offered by the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy (HKIAA) and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Hong Kong. Read More »



Qantas Airways strengthens balance sheet with US$595 million from Sydney property sale

Qantas is contemplating a new headquarters complex after selling 13.8 hectares of land near Sydney airport for A$802 million (US$595m). Read More »



Thailand confirms quarantine restrictions will be lifted for five countries from November 1

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) resolved on Thursday to allow fully vaccinated visitors from Britain, the U.S,, Germany, Singapore and China to avoid quarantine if they pass an RT-PCR test before arrival. Read More »



Association of Asia Pacific Airlines annual assembly to go virtual for second year

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) annual Assembly of Presidents, scheduled to take place in Taiwan in November, will now be conducted virtually due to ongoing travel restrictions in the region. Read More »



Another 787 defect emerges as 10th anniversary of Dreamliner service approaches

A report of another 787 defect has emerged as launch customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA), plans commemorative flights to celebrate 10 years of Dreamliner service. Read More »




Expanding Air Astana targets Phuket

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana is continuing to expand its international network with the launch of twice weekly direct flights from Almaty to Thai holiday mecca, Phuket, from October 31. Read More »



ANA HOLDINGS president and CEO, Shinya Katanozaka, has been awarded the prestigious Chevalier de la Legion of Honor from the French Republic in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of economic and cultural relations between Japan and France. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Aerostructure repair specialist, HAECO Composite Structures, has entered into a consignment agreement with GA Innovation China. The agreement covers reconditioning services including inspection, test, repair, overhaul and upgrade/modification, as well as marketing, sales and exchange/loan services. Read More »