A trusted source of Asia-Pacific commercial aviation news and analysis


JULY 2019

 

Cover Story

Will sleeply Macau awake?

Repeat visitors to Macau make comparisons about the changed enclave: low-rise buildings to towering complexes, backwater to high end, marsh land to casino land. Read More »


 

Industry Insight Special Report

In the palm of your hand

Mobile technology has eaten voraciously into the business of travel bookings. Read More »


 

News Backgrounder

Asia-Pacific LCCs third force at Paris Air Show

By changing their cost base and growth outlook by up-gauging orders and setting industry records for seating density Asia’s LCCs produced a third important result at the European show after the headlines of the A321XLR launch and Boeing’s 737 MAX deal with the International Airlines Group (IAG). Read More »


 

Cover Story

Macau opens for lessor business

Macau will garner lessor interest as Air Macau refreshes its brand and start-ups consider leased aircraft. Read More »


 

News Backgrounder

Flying into the sun

There is little doubt Qantas Airways group CEO, Alan Joyce, is enthusiastic about breaking through one of commercial aviation’s final barriers: linking eastern seaboard Australia with the UK non-stop. Read More »


 

News Backgrounder

Airlines “go beyond” to identify IT talent

Airline technology is going back to the future. Read More »


 

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News Backgrounder

United Airlines realigns trans-Pacific network to benefit from U.S. domestic connections

United Airlines (UA) is moving past its merger to leverage combined assets. Read More »


 

News Backgrounder

Biometrics to eliminate document duplication at congested airports?

If ever there was evidence airport and air traffic capacity is lagging far behind the demands of airlines for slots and airspace it was in Europe last year. Read More »


 

News Backgrounder

Rush to fill route gap after Jet Airways grounding

The collapse of Jet Airways is a dramatic pause in the remarkable rise of India’s commercial aviation market. Read More »


 

Addendum

Russians seek Asia’s seafood and sun

Its a Russian invasion. Read More »


 

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Addendum

China Southern Airlines chooses Nansha leasing for its first A350-900

China Southern Airlines’ (CSA) acceptance of its first A350-900 XWB had significance for China’s lessor industry as Guangzhou Nansha Nanhang Tiandong Leasing Company, based in Guangzhou Nansha free-trade zone (FTZ), leased the aircraft to the airline. Read More »


 

Addendum

Leading industry CTOs commit to sustainable aviation goals

The chief technical officers (CTO) of seven of the world’s leading aerospace companies committed last month to reach the emissions reduction goals of the aviation industry. Read More »


 

Industry Addendum

Honeywell Forge aims for efficient fleet management

Honeywell Forge for Airlines is a new analytics based software platform that will forecast savings for airlines based on data driven decisions. Read More »


 

Industry Addendum

Lanza to supply All Nippon Airways with sustainable aviation fuel

All Nippon Airways (ANA), a leader in the region in striving for reduced CO2 emissions from flying, has signed an offtake agreement with joint venture, LanzaTech Inc., to purchase its sustainable aviation fuel product (SAF) for delivery from 2021. Read More »


 

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Industry Addendum: MRO

Air New Zealand trials ST Engineering drones to inspect its aircraft

Industry leader, Air New Zealand and ST Engineering are testing drones for aircraft MRO inspections at the aerospace company’s facility adjacent to Changi Singapore Airport. Read More »


 

Industry Addendum: MRO

AFI KLM E&M and Airbus explore virtual engine MRO

Airbus and global MRO, AFI KLM E&M, are establishing a technical and commercial partnership to develop and manage a virtual engine run-up, PC-based training solution for A320 maintenance. Read More »


 

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Getting the message out

Aircraft and engine manufacturers have invested billions in research and development of new generation products. Read More »