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Week 44

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 1, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Airlines applaud Singapore-Australia double bubble

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have applauded an announcement that Australia will extend quarantine-free travel to visitors from Singapore later this month. Read More »



Thailand reopens to more than 60 countries

Thousands of tourists are expected to give Thailand and the airlines carrying them welcome economic relief after quarantine was dropped today for travellers from more than 60 countries. Read More »




ANA Holdings predicts US$876.3 million full-year loss amid plans to cut 9,000 staff

ANA Holdings has predicted a 100 billion yen (US$876.3 million) full-year loss and revealed plans to cut staff numbers by 9,000 over five years after reporting an interim loss of 98.8 billion yen. Read More »



China’s “Big Three” carriers post wider losses

China’s zero-COVID strategy has resulted in its three biggest airlines reporting increased losses. Read More »



[FINAL CALL] Advanced Master in Air Transport Management

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. and Australia probe impact of 5G on aircraft

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly preparing a special bulletin warning on the impact on aircraft systems of 5G broadcasts as investigations continue into the technology’s effect on radio altimeters. Read More »



Disclaimer by AirAsia X auditors turns up heat on LCC

A disclaimer of opinion by AirAsia X auditors, Ernst & Young, means long-haul LCC, AirAsia X, has a year to reorganise or risk being delisted by Bursa Malaysia. Read More »




VietJet and Rolls-Royce sign US$400 million engine and MRO agreements

VietJet and Rolls-Royce have signed an agreement worth about $US400 million to provide engines and engine services for the airline’s planned wide-bodies. Read More »