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Week 44

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 2, 2021

By Steve Creedy



HNA Group restructuring plan endorsed by Hainan’s high court

Debt-laden HNA Group’s mammoth restructuring plan has jumped another hurdle after it received a green light from the Higher People’s Court of Hainan province. Read More »



Thai Airways International to shed planes and staff as it seeks new capital

Thai Airways International (THAI) has become the latest airline in the region to reveal plans to reduce staff and its aircraft numbers as it restructures. Read More »




Garuda Indonesia requires minimum funds injection of US$1 billion

Garuda Indonesia is in talks to restructure US$6.3 billion in debt and needs at least US$1 billion in fresh capital to stay afloat, a senior Indonesian official has said. Read More »



Bamboo Airways to launch direct flights to UK

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has unveiled plans to fly directly to the UK with services to London Heathrow from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City operating from the end of the year. 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 »



AerCap rules the roost after GE Capital Aviation Services acquisition

Dublin-based AerCap has become the world’s biggest aviation leasing company after completing its acquisition from General Electric (GE) of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Read More »



Promising start to northern winter schedule leaves Southeast Asia in its wake

The northern winter schedule is off to a promising start with eased border restrictions in Australia and Thailand and an analysis of forward capacity that shows the number of available seats in December standing at 47% higher than last year, at 379 million. Read More »



India’s winter domestic airline capacity close to 2019 levels

Indian authorities have approved more than 22,000 weekly domestic flights for the northern winter schedule, only 4% short of 2019 levels. Read More »



Ciara Ruane has taken up the newly established position of Chief People Officer at aircraft lessor, Avolon. She also will join the company’s executive committee. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Rolls-Royce and Qatar Foundation will enter into a long-term partnership to create a global centre for climate technology innovation. The partners will develop two world-class campuses dedicated to launching, investing and growing businesses that can accelerate the global energy transition. Read More »