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Week 44

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 3, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Asia-Pacific airports urge more governments to relax border restrictions

Airports Council International Asia-Pacific (ACIAP) has called for faster action on reopening borders after new estimates indicated passenger numbers in the region would be less than half of pre-COVID levels. Read More »



Japan Airlines forecasts US$1.28 billion loss for fiscal 2021

Japan Airlines Group (JAL) has predicted earnings are on the road to recovery after narrowing its interim operating loss. Read More »




Nok Air misses deadline for financial results filing

Financially embattled Nok Air has missed a filing deadline for its financial results but has promised to report them by November 30. Read More »



Starlux Airlines seeks international cabin crew for planned expansion

Taiwanese start-up, Starlux Airlines, is on the hunt for international cabin crew for its fleet and route expansion. 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 and Safran seal joint venture for Shannon Engine Support

AerCap Holdings has signed a 20-year joint venture agreement with Safran Aircraft Engines (Safran) involving a half share each in Shannon Engine Support (SES). Read More »



Indonesia pushes for vaccinated travel lane with Australia

Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, has proposed a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) system with Australia and says ministers from the two countries are discussing the policy change. Read More »



Emirates Airline offers enthusiasts re-engineered souvenirs from its first A380

It is a quandary for any airline operating A380s. Read More »



UK prime minister slams “pathetic” sustainable aviation fuel targets

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, has attacked targets for the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as “pathetic” during the United Nation COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

GE Evergreen Engine Services (GEEVES), a joint venture between Evergreen Aviation Technology Corp (EGAT) and GE Aviation, has opened a component repair site at Guanyin Industrial Park in Taiwan. Previously, component repairs were performed at GEEVES’ existing overhaul site at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport. Read More »