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MAY 2020

Week 22

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific



Trans-Tasman "travel bubble" plan ready in June

A panel of experts is preparing to submit recommendations for the creation of a trans-Tasman safe travel zone in coming weeks, it has been announced. Read More »



Singapore’s new budget extends financial support for nation’s aerospace sector

Singapore’s latest budget, handed down this week, has boosted the country's job support scheme (JSS) – where the government covers a percentage of workers' wages – to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operators, aerospace manufacturing companies, aerospace parts suppliers, airline fleet management services operators and pilot and crew training providers. Read More »



U.S tops table in financial backing for its airlines in COVID-19 battle; Singapore leads world in support for its aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned the higher debt levels airlines will carry as they emerge from the coronavirus pandemic will have consequences for their recovery. Read More »



Department of Transportation adds administrative procedure for seven Chinese carriers flying to U.S.

The U.S. government this week imposed extra filing requirements for Chinese carriers in response to a Department of Transportation (DoT) directive that China was denying U.S. airlines a fair and equal opportunity to compete. Read More »



Fiji Airways extends international cancellations to end of July

Fiji Airways has extended the suspension of its international operations for another month, to July 31, as a result of collapsed demand. Read More »


Short Takes

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAH), the operator of Hong Kong International Airport, said this week it had awarded a HK$7.2 billion (US$929 million) contract to Gammon Engineering & Construction Company for automated people mover and baggage handling system tunnels and related works for the three runway system project. Read More »