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Week 44

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 4, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Boeing 777-9 making international debut at Dubai Airshow

The Boeing 777-9 will make its public debut at the Dubai Airshow later this month as the manufacturer and Emirates Airline hold talks on the sidelines of the show about delays affecting the aircraft. Read More »



Asia-Pacific international passenger traffic remained stalled in September

A recovery in domestic markets, particularly in China, helped drive a moderate rebound in global air travel in September, but international passenger traffic remained stalled in the Asia-Pacific. Read More »




AirAsia takes first 737-800 freighter; reportedly talking to Airbus about A321neo cargo jet

AirAsia Aviation’s logistics arm, Teleport, has taken delivery of its first dedicated cargo jet amid reports it is talking to Airbus about a potential A321neo freighter. Read More »



September Asia-Pacific cargo volumes up 4.5%

Cargo volumes at Asia-Pacific airlines rose by 4.5% in September compared with 2019, but growth was slower than the previous month’s 5.1% and about half of the global expansion of 9.1%. 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 »



Airbus launches innovation unit

European aerospace giant Airbus has launched an innovation unit designed to bring together corporate innovation, engagement with start-ups and company-building activities. Read More »



Malaysia's SKS Airways plans to fly from December

Short-haul start-up, SKS Airways, hopes to operate its inaugural flight next month as it works to obtain a full Air Services Licence (ASL) from the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM). Read More »



Air New Zealand welcomes A320neo as it gears up for international travel

Air New Zealand’s (Air NZ) first A320neo delivery since pre-pandemic days flew into Auckland late Wednesday after a 21,000km journey from France. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

AFG Aviation Ireland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aircraft Finance Germany GmbH, has completed the acquisition of two B747-8F freighters from Saudi Arabian Airlines. The aircraft are destined for AFG strategic partner, Hongyuan Group, the official warehousing and storage services provider for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Both aircraft will be operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC on behalf of Hongyuan Group. Read More »