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Week 42

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 22, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Qantas Group heads to Delhi, brings forward flights to popular Asian destinations

The Qantas Group will launch Sydney-Delhi before Christmas and bring forward services from Sydney to Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Johannesburg and Fiji. Read More »



Australian prime minister flags Singapore travel bubble as SIA’s A380s return to Sydney skies

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced Friday its flagship A380 will return to Sydney skies as the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, revealed a travel bubble with Singapore could be announced “within the next week or so”. Read More »




VietJet to restore full network by November 30

VietJet expects to have its entire network restored by November 30 as it builds on already resumed flights to major hubs, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and to Da Nang and other provinces. Read More »



Fiji Airways showcases natural draw cards in ecology focused inflight video

Fiji Airways has launched an inflight video highlighting the nation’s attractions as well as the local businesses and the communities helping to preserve them. 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 »



U.S. regulator advocates longer rest periods for flight attendants

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to extend to 10 hours the minimum flight attendant rest requirement between duty shifts. Read More »



Embraer delivers 30 aircraft in 2021’s third quarter

Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer, has delivered 30 jets in the third quarter of this year, including nine commercial aircraft. Read More »




HAECO to expand network after Rolls-Royce on-wing deal

The Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) will expand its network to London and the Middle East after signing a deal to become Rolls-Royce’s principal provider of global on-wing and in-field services for large civil aircraft engines. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

DHL Express (Malaysia) and Pen Aviation, a developer of unmanned automated solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to commercialise time-critical goods deliveries with unmanned aerial vehicles. The deal will use PEN UAS-based solutions and is in partnership with Raya Airways as the cargo drone operator. DHS will participate in a proof of commercialisation. Read More »