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Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 17, 2022

Today's news from the Singapore Airshow reports on Airbus, All Nippon Airways, Asia Digital Engineering, Aviair, Boeing, Capital A, Cebu Pacific, Embraer's Eve, HeliSpirit, Malaysia Airports, Microflite, Pratt & Whitney, Safran, Singapore Airlines and ST Engineering.


Singapore Airshow News

Boeing signs contract extension with All Nippon Airways (ANA) for digital maintenance kit

Boeing has secured a five-year contract extension from All Nippon Airways (ANA) to supply its maintenance performance toolbox to the airline company. Read More »


Singapore Airshow News

Singapore Airlines finalises order for A350 freighters

Airbus and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have held a signing ceremony at the airshow to finalise an order, first announced in December, for seven A350F freighters. Read More »



Singapore Airshow News

Cebu Pacific contracts Airbus for A330neo support

Philippines LCC, Cebu Pacific, has chosen Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) materials management to support its 16 A330neos. Read More »


Singapore Airshow News

Capital A to build MRO facility at KLIA

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) and Capital A's engineering arm, Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), held a signing ceremony at the airshow yesterday for the construction of an MRO facility at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Read More »



Singapore Airshow News

Safran to introduce nacelles MRO capacity at Suzhou facility

Safran said at the airshow it will establish a dedicated MRO workshop for nacelles at its Suzhou facility in China. Read More »


Singapore Airshow News

ST Engineering offers “quick-turn services” for LEAP-1B engines

ST Engineering said its commercial aerospace business had established "quick-turn services" for CFM LEAP-1B engines at its Singapore workshop, in an announcement at the airshow yesterday. Read More »



Singapore Airshow News

Embraer's Eve announces orders for up to 90 eVTOL aircraft

Embraer-owned Eve has announced orders for up to 90 electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft at the airshow from Australian-based firms. Read More »


Singapore Airshow News

Pratt & Whitney to add 300 employees to its Asia-Pacific operations

Amid a forecast recovery in air traffic, Pratt & Whitney’s aftermarket division will hire about 900 more employees in 2022, with about a third of the roles expected to be in the Asia-Pacific, the company said. Read More »




Air China records year-on-year decline in January domestic passengers

Air China flew 4.3 million passengers on domestic flights in January, down 1.3% from 4.4 million in the same month in 2021. Read More »



SIA records “slight moderation” in demand in January

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reported a "slight moderation" in passenger demand in January after ticket sales for Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights were suspended for part of the month due to the Omicron outbreak. Read More »



Brunei and Malaysia to establish air and land vaccinated travel lanes

Brunei and Malaysia have announced in-principle agreement for a VTL between the two countries. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways launches health insurance and wellness partnerships

Cathay Pacific Airways has launched a health insurance product with Cigna and a virtual health companion app in partnership with Sprout Wellness Solutions. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's aerospace brief includes news from Sabre, Lufthansa Technik and SIAEC. Read More »