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Week 45

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 10, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Pressure on airline profitability eases but fuel prices worrying

The pressure on global airline profitability eased in the third quarter but share prices slid as investors worried about the high price of jet fuel. Read More »



Boeing sees Asia-Pacific growth resuming

Asia-Pacific aviation may be in the doldrums but U.S. aerospace giant, Boeing, is forecasting resumed long-term growth that will see the region regain its global leadership position from an aviation market worth US$6.8 trillion over the next two decades. Read More »



China dominates top 10 busiest airports table

China accounted for seven of the top 10 busiest airports in 2020 as COVID-19 slashed global airport passenger numbers by more than 5.6 billion compared with pre-pandemic highs. 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 long-haul formation flying test cuts CO2 emissions

A saving of almost six tonnes of C02 during a trans-Atlantic test flight suggests airlines can cut fuel consumption by as much as 5% if they mimic migrating birds and fly in formation. Read More »



Thai VietJet celebrates 10 million passengers with new services

Thai VietJet celebrated its 10 millionth passenger this week as it rebuilds services in Thailand with the addition of flights from the northern city of Chiang Rai to resort island Phuket and the southern border city of Hat Yai. Read More »



Boeing’s October deliveries better than 2020 but down on September numbers

Boeing delivered 27 aircraft in October, 14 more than October last year but eight fewer than in September. Read More »



Plan to reopen Vietnam to overseas travellers submitted to prime minister

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has written to Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, seeking approval for a phased reopening of international travel starting in January. Read More »



Finnair targets Asia with Japan first off the rank

Finland’s flag carrier, Finnair, plans to serve almost 100 global destinations during the 2022 northern summer season with a focus on its Asian network. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

U.S. industrial giant, General Electric, announced plans to focus on aviation after announcing it will split into three companies. The three companies will focus on aviation, healthcare and energy, but GE plans to spin-off the healthcare unit by early 2023 and the energy unit by early 2024. “Following these transactions, GE will be an aviation-focused company shaping the future of flight,” the company said in a release. Read More »