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Cover Story

China Airlines mantra: prioritise cargo

China Airlines (CAL) has been one of the very few airline companies in the region to successfully reorganize its business to function profitably in the pandemic world. Read More »


Cover Story

CAL Cargo’s “dream team”

The way the cargo division works makes Kao proud. “The entire Cargo team at China Airlines headquarters and branch offices around the world is about 800 people, just 8% of our total workforce. Read More »


Main Story

Big jets out smaller jets in

Across the region, airline capacity recovery lags behind the rest of the world, held back by the reluctance of several Asia-Pacific governments to reopen their borders to international travellers until zero-COVID status is achieved. Read More »


Executive Interview

Supply chain fragility threatens MRO recovery

If there is a major issue that will continue to cause problems for the world’s aviation MROs and OEMs as they recover from the pandemic, it is the fragility of the global supply chain, believes the chairman of the Executive Board of global MRO, Lufthansa Technik (LT). Read More »



News Backgrounder

Going over the top to Asia says new U.S. LCC

There will soon be a new way to cross the Pacific and it comes with a unique style. On January 18, Northern Pacific Airways (NPA), a new American airline, unveiled its first aircraft at San Bernardino Airport in California. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Collins Aerospace to invest US$27 million to bring MRO services closer to Asia-Pacific customers

Global industry conglomerate, Collins Aerospace, will increase its on-the-ground MRO capacity in Asia by near doubling its aircraft repair capacity in Xiamen, China and quadrupling its MRO facilities in Selangor Malaysia. Read More »



Singapore ensures the show goes on

It is the region’s largest and most influential international aerospace and defence showcase, but this year’s Singapore Airshow will be a much watered down version of the biennial gatherings of the past. Read More »



Korean Fair Trade Commission to rule on Korean Air/Asiana Airlines merger

At press time, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) is expected to announce its ruling on the proposed integration of Korean Air/Asiana Airlines. Read More »



Asia-Pacific to require 17,600 new aircraft by 2040

In a presentation on the eve of the Singapore Airshow earlier this month, Airbus said accelerated retirement of older aircraft to support decarbonisation goals, a more than doubling of the region’s air freight business in the next two decades and 5.3% Asia-Pacific passenger growth annually will result in demand for 17,600 new passenger and freighter aircraft by 2040. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Sustainability

Pratt & Whitney closer to running engines on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Pratt & Whitney has announced its GTF engines have saved Asia-Pacific airlines more than 300 million gallons (more than one billion liters) of fuel and avoided more than three million metric tonnes of carbon emissions since entering service in 2016. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Sustainability

Honeywell aims to hit carbon neutrality targets by 2035

“Honeywell greenhouse gas emission intensity is down 90% since we introduced our sustainability system in 2004,” the conglomerate’s chief sustainability officer, Evan van Hook, said earlier this month. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Leasing

Lessor CDB wins China customers with its Passenger 2 Freighter joint venture

CDB Aviation is pushing ahead with expansion into the fast-growing passenger to freighter (P2F) sector with its order for 12 more A330 P2F conversions from a previous order for two for the type. Read More »



No cookie cutter formula for fleet restructuring

A CAPA consultancy report has forecast permanent changes to the Asia-Pacific airline fleet that include scores of grounded large aircraft being consigned to the airline scrap heap. Read More »