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Week 43

Orient Aviation Daily Digest October 29, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Airbus on flight path to bigger than forecast profit

Airbus expects to deliver 600 aircraft this year and has upgraded its full-year earnings guidance after a better than predicted financial performance in the first nine months of its fiscal year. Read More »



IndiGo Airlines predicts third quarter capacity to increase 40% but worries about oil prices

Indigo Airlines expects capacity to rise by 40% in its third quarter after passenger numbers almost doubled in its second quarter ending September 30. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways becomes founding member of climate taskforce

Cathay Pacific Airways has joined other airlines and the Boston Consulting Group to become a founding member of the Aviation Climate Taskforce (ACT), a new non-profit organisation aimed at tackling the elimination of carbon emissions. Read More »



Become a Well-rounded Aviation Leader

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 »



Boeing hopes to resume 737 MAX deliveries to China in first quarter 2022

Boeing Company CEO, David Calhoun, says the manufacturer is continuing to work towards operational approval by China of the 737 MAX by the end of the year and the resumption of deliveries in the first quarter of next year. Read More »



DHL Express breaks ground on US$48 million Kuala Lumpur International Airport facility

DHL Express Malaysia has started work on a RM200 million (US$48 million) auto-sort gateway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) designed to meet the demands of Malaysia’s growing logistics sector. Read More »




Qantas Airways relaunches international flights with digital guide

Qantas Airways has introduced a customised digital guide to help passengers work their way through the airline’s first scheduled international flights in 20 months when they are launched on Monday. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

ST Engineering’s commercial aerospace business has secured a multi-year component maintenance-by-the-hour (MBH) contract from Japan Airlines. Under the five-year contract, ST Engineering will provide fully integrated component support to the entire fleet of 787s belonging to Japan Airlines and its LCC subsidiary, ZIPAIR Tokyo. This adds to an ongoing 737-800 component MBH program ST Engineering has with the airline group. Read More »