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Orient Aviation Daily Digest February 18, 2022

Today's news from the Singapore Airshow features Airbus, CAE, Cebu Pacific, Collins Aerospace, Embraer, Eve, Philippine Airlines, Rolls-Royce, Shell, SIA Engineering Company, Singapore Airlines, Skyports, SR Technics and Norwegian LCC Widerøe.


Singapore Airshow News

Philippine Airlines taps Airbus for densification of fleet

Airbus will undertake cabin modification work to increase seats on 15 Philippine Airlines (PAL) aircraft - 11 A320s, two A330-300s and two A350-900s – in a cabin modification agreement signed at the airshow. Read More »


Singapore Airshow News

Eve working with Skyports on concept of operations for Japanese regulator

Eve said it was working with Skyports to develop a concept of operations (CONOPS) for advanced air mobility (AAM), including urban air mobility (UAM), for the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). Read More »



Singapore Airshow News

Embraer, Rolls-Royce and Wideroe announce zero emissions aircraft study

Embraer, Rolls-Royce and Scandinavian carrier, Wideroe, have signed a 12-month cooperation study to examine a zero emissions regional aircraft. Read More »


Singapore Airshow News

Shell starts sustainable aviation fuel supply operations in Singapore

Shell has become the first supplier of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Singapore. Read More »



Singapore Airshow News

Cebu Pacific signs up for CAE training and data services

CAE said Cebu Pacific has become a customer for its data service product that includes data from a Line Operation Safety Audit (LOSA). Read More »


Singapore Airshow News

SIA Engineering completes sustainable aviation fuel trial

SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) has successfully completed a trial using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to perform engine tests. Read More »



Singapore Airshow News

Collins Aerospace seals deal for MRO on Singapore Airlines and Scoot 787s

Collins Aerospace has agreed a long-term MRO contract with Singapore Airlines and Scoot covering the 787 fleets of the two carriers. Read More »



IATA's Walsh says air travel demand improving as restrictions ease

International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general, Willie Walsh, said ticket sales are improving as governments ease border restrictions and vaccinated travellers regain the confidence to fly again. Read More »




Airbus targets 711 aircraft deliveries for 2022; reports US$4.8 billion full-year net profit

Airbus expects to lift commercial aircraft deliveries by 17.8% this year and reports it has returned to profitability. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Airways says no significant recovery in sight; “difficult start to 2022”

Cathay Pacific Airways chief customer and commercial officer, Ronald Lam, said the Hong Kong-based airline had a difficult start to 2022 amid tightening travel and operational restrictions, including "notably stricter quarantine" for aircrew. Read More »



Singapore to lift vaccinated travel lane caps

The Civil Aviation Administration of Singapore (CAAS) is removing the cap on travellers arriving on vaccinated travel lane (VTL) flights and will gradually increase its daily quota of inbound travellers from 5,000 to 15,000 by March 4. Read More »



Head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Steve Dickson, has informed his staff he will depart the regulator at the end of March, half way through his five-year contract. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's aerospace briefs include news from GE Aviation, ITOCHU and Neste. Read More »