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Week 49

Orient Aviation Daily Digest December 8, 2021



Boeing and STAECO to expand Mainland 737 freighter conversion line network

Boeing will add two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) conversion lines to its global network in partnership with Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd (STAECO), a response to strong market demand. Read More »



Qantas converting two passenger aircraft to freighters

Australian carrier, Qantas Airways, will convert two A330-200 passenger aircraft to freighters to accommodate strong growth in online shopping. Read More »



Airbus rolls out first A321XLR

Airbus has released images of its first A321XLR flight test aircraft, MSN11000 which undergoing final assembly at the air framer’s Hamburg facility. Read More »



Thai Airways International launches Sydney-Phuket nonstop flights

Thai Airways International (THAI) has commenced a second nonstop route from Sydney to Thailand with a three times a week service to Phuket. Read More »



Air New Zealand releases sustainability report

Air New Zealand (Air NZ) CEO, Greg Foran, said the airline remained focused on meeting its sustainability targets in spite of the near-term challenges presented by COVID-19. Read More »



Jetstar Asia adds to Vaccinated Travel Lane routes from Singapore

Singapore-based Jetstar Asia has received approval to operate Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights from Bangkok and Phnom Penh to Singapore. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Pratt & Whitney senior vice president transformation and strategy, Jill Albertelli, has been named the company's new president of its military engines business, succeeding Matthew Bromberg. Read More »