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Week 45

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 8, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Boeing board in US$2.37 million shareholder lawsuit settlement

Boeing will make safety improvements that include an employee ombudsman as part of a US$237.5 million settlement of a lawsuit stemming from the 737 MAX fatal accidents and subsequent grounding. Read More »



Sydney Airport’s US$15.45 billion sale underway

The A$23.6 billion (US$17.45 billion) takeover of Sydney Airport is underway with buyer Sydney Aviation Alliance (SAA) entering into a scheme implementation deed to acquire the appropriate shares. 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 »



VietJet to take delivery of up to three A330s this month

VietJet and Airbus have agreed on a timeline for delivering the airline’s existing backlog of 119 aircraft, including the supply of up to three A330s during this month. Read More »



Embraer’s backlog climbs for second consecutive quarter

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, recorded an adjusted net loss of US$33.9 million in its third quarter, but said its order backlog reached levels not seen for two years. Read More »



U.S. court rules Chinese national guilty of aviation espionage

A Chinese national and state security official was convicted by a federal jury on Friday of conspiring to commit economic espionage and attempting to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies. Read More »



Airbus October deliveries remain subdued

Subdued aircraft deliveries in October will pressure to deliver 140 planes in November and December to meet its target of 600 for the year. Read More »



All Nippon Airways signs up for rockets; tests cargo drones

All Nippon Airways parent, ANA Holdings, has signed a non-binding agreement with Virgin Oribit to operate 20 flights of its LauncherOne rocket system from an airport in Japan’s Oita Prefecture. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has signed an inventory technical management program with Bangkok-based Thai Vietjet. SIAEC will provide component support for the airline’s A320s for six years.