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Week 42

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 21, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Thai AirAsia expects quick return to full domestic operations

Asia Aviation (AAV) executive chairman, Tassapon Bijleveld, expects Thai AirAsia (TAA) to return to 100% of normal domestic operations by January. Read More »



Vietnam plans for 267 million passengers a year by 2030

Vietnam is forecasting an annual passenger throughput of 267.5 million passengers by 2030 with cargo passing through airports to hit 4.1 million tonnes. Read More »




Mitsubishi SpaceJet remains on ice

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC) has confirmed its foray into the regional jet market, the MRJ-200 SpaceJet, will remain on hold for the immediate future. Read More »



Airports of Thailand forecasts passenger traffic to almost double in 2022

Airports of Thailand (AOT) predicts passenger numbers could near double next financial year from 62.13 million to 116.13 million in fiscal 2022. Read More »



Licensing approval brings Inmarsat’s broadband inflight WiFi to India

State-owned communications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has received the licenses to deliver Inmarsat’s Global Express (GX) mobile broadband services to India. Read More »



Advanced Master in Air Transport Management [OPEN FOR ENROLMENT]

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



All Nippon Airways draws on staff for first new safety video in three years

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will release its first new inflight video in three years on November 1 based on a concept developed by its employees. Read More »



Japan Airlines and Avolon team up on eVTOL

Japan Airlines (JAL) will take up to 100 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft under a deal with aircraft lessor, Avolon, to commercialise the technology in Japan. Read More »




Boeing 20-year forecast values Middle East commercial jet and services market at US$1.4 trillion

Boeing has predicted the Middle East will need 3,000 new aircraft, valued at US$700 billion, as the Gulf’s commercial fleet more than doubles in the next 20 years. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

A Bamboo Airways Boeing 787 has undergone a C-Check at AFI KLM engineering and maintenance base in Amsterdam, followed by the removal of a GEnx engine. The work was done under contracts that came into effect in October. Read More »