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Incheon airport deploys SITA bag drop technology

Incheon International Airport said it has deployed SITA’s self-service Drop & Fly bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2

26th Jun 2018 | Read more

Leonardo delivers 1,500th fuselage to ATR, historic milestone

Leonardo has reached a new, important and historic milestone with the delivery of the 1,500th fuselage to the ATR consortium.

7th Jun 2018 | Read more

Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results - April 2018

Air passenger and cargo markets record encouraging growth

28th May 2018 | Read more

Global leader has new Adelaide home

Dassault Systèmes and the University of Adelaide will today jointly announce that Dassault Systèmes will establish its South Australian regional centre on campus at the University.

15th May 2018 | Read more

IFS launches SaaS-based fleet and line planning solutions for the commercial aviation industry

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces today at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta the launch of IFS Maintenix™ Fleet Planner and IFS Maintenix Line Planner, two Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions designed to help commercial operators of all sizes boost the efficiency of their long-range and line maintenance planning

2nd May 2018 | Read more

ConneCT Checkpoint Security System Completes Successful Trial at Japan’s Narita Airport

Implementing new checkpoint security technology in a live airport environment is a big deal.

1st May 2018 | Read more

BoardConnect strengthens its position in the Asia-Pacific region

Virgin Australia uses the complete BoardConnect Suite / Citilink relies on connectivity provided by Mahata Aero Teknologi with Lufthansa Systems, Inmarsat and Lufthansa Technik

12th Apr 2018 | Read more

China Eastern and GE Aviation sign comprehensive digital service agreement

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and GE Aviation reached agreement to provide a comprehensive digital analytics solution for the CEA fleet of more than 700 aircraft over the next three years.

27th Mar 2018 | Read more


Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), which handles more than 95 million passengers a year, has chosen air transport IT specialist, SITA, to provide technology to boost capacity. Asia’s busiest airport is using SITA’s self-service kiosks for passenger check-in services on all Air China domestic flights departing from Terminal 3.

27th Mar 2018 | Read more


SITA continues to play a vital role in supporting the rapid growth of India’s air transport industry, providing key technology solutions to one of the country’s newest airports.

23rd Mar 2018 | Read more


Jeju Air, South Korea’s first low cost carrier, has extended its partnership with SITA for Horizon® Passenger Services System (PSS) to support its business growth.

22nd Mar 2018 | Read more


The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which manages 126 airports across India, has expanded SITA’s baggage management solution to 15 airports. SITA’s BagManager will provide the airports with real-time information on the status of passengers’ baggage, significantly reducing the chances of baggage mishandling.

22nd Mar 2018 | Read more


With its leading Smart PathTM biometric solution for ID management now rolled out globally, air transport IT provider SITA is well poised to deliver a seamless, paperless travel experience for passengers across India.

22nd Mar 2018 | Read more

FREQUENTIS signs subcontract with Thales for the VCS and Airfield Management System segment of the OneSKY program

Thales Australia subcontracts Frequentis Australasia for voice communication and airfield management solution

8th Mar 2018 | Read more

Advancing assisted reality technology for the aerospace industry

A partnership with ST Aerospace will see Fountx conduct user trials of its assisted reality technology for the aerospace industry.

14th Feb 2018 | Read more

EFW Secures Launch Contract for A321P2F Conversion from Vallair

Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus, announced today that it has secured a launch contract from Vallair Solutions Sàrl (Vallair)

8th Feb 2018 | Read more

SIA Engineering Company to form Joint Venture with GE Aviation

Mainboard-listed SIA Engineering Company Limited ("SIAEC") and GE Aviation ("GE") announced that it will be signing a joint venture agreement to form an engine overhaul joint venture based in Singapore.

7th Feb 2018 | Read more

PPG offering samples of new PPG PRO-SEAL 815M spray in advance of March launch

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is offering customers advance samples of its new PPG PRO-SEAL™ 815M aerospace sealant spray

1st Feb 2018 | Read more

ST Engineering's Aerospace Arm Secures New Contracts

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its aerospace arm, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd

24th Oct 2017 | Read more


FlightSafety International announces that SF Airlines of China has purchased a full flight simulator for the Boeing 757-200F aircraft.

29th Aug 2017 | Read more

Helitech International returns to explore the rotorcraft industry’s hot topics

The global helicopter market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 3.4 percent between 2017 – 2023, with the increasing usage of helicopters in disaster relief a catalyst for this projected growth.

23rd Aug 2017 | Read more

Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of eleven divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors.

4th Aug 2017 | Read more

Airbus Selects Rockwell Collins for FOMAX Program

In a move that will help airlines shift toward all-digital operations, Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus for the flight operations and maintenance exchanger (FOMAX)

15th Jul 2017 | Read more

ATR Selects Liebherr-Aerospace for New Generation Air Management System

ATR has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to develop, manufacture and supply a new generation air management system

21st Jun 2017 | Read more

Elbit Systems Awarded More than $20 Million Contract to Supply DIRCM Systems

“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was awarded more than $20 million contract by an African-based

21st Jun 2017 | Read more

Complete Shift to Electronic Flight Bags(EFBs) in cockpit

The first Japanese airline to fully adopt EFBs*1 for its entire fleet

20th Jun 2017 | Read more


Wider consultation needed involving governments and industry on effective alternative approaches

23rd May 2017 | Read more


FL3XX announces a new era in aviation with the implementation of dozens of of connectors to its platform.

22nd May 2017 | Read more

Airline Forum 2017: Lufthansa Systems takes airline customers into the digital world

“Spice IT up! – Digitalization and beyond” is the motto of the Lufthansa Systems Airline Forum

9th May 2017 | Read more


Baggage management by the world’s airlines improved again in 2016 as the industry focuses on technology investments and prepares for a step-change in handling by June 2018.

4th May 2017 | Read more


Qantas customers can look forward to world-leading inflight wi-fi from next year under a partnership with global broadband services provider ViaSat that will tap into the nbn™ network.

7th Apr 2017 | Read more


Selection of magazines now available via SITA DigitalMedia leveraging Adaptive technology

6th Apr 2017 | Read more

Hawker Pacific appoints National Sales Manager to support growth of Spares and Logistics business

Gary Dawson brings over 30 years industry experience to the new role of National Sales Manager Spares and Logistics

30th Mar 2017 | Read more

SmartSky Networks Secures $170 Million Series B Financing

Completes funding for nationwide deployment of the patented SmartSky 4G LTE air-to-ground network later this year

29th Mar 2017 | Read more

Embraer lands in the Silicon Valley, with sights on disruptive innovation

Embraer announced today that it is forming innovation teams in Silicon Valley and in Boston, in the United States.

15th Mar 2017 | Read more

Singapore calls for increasing connectivity between South Asia, SE Asia

Countries in South Asia and South East Asia should liberalise air, land, sea and digital technology

4th Mar 2017 | Read more

Japan Airlines adopts Honeywell GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software

Honeywell has been selected by Japan Airlines to provide its fuel-management service to help decrease fuel consumption and costs.

16th Feb 2017 | Read more

Liebherr-Aerospace Opens New Office in India

Liebherr-Aerospace has opened a new regional office in Bangalore on February 13th, 2017.

15th Feb 2017 | Read more

Panasonic in bribery probe

Panasonic Corp said its avionics unit is being investigated by US authorities for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

3rd Feb 2017 | Read more


New Air Travel Solutions global division to be led from Singapore

23rd Jan 2017 | Read more

Dust vs. CMCs: A Cool Winner

The second phase of GE9X CMC (ceramic matrix composite) component testing in a GEnx demonstrator engine is complete

19th Jan 2017 | Read more


Air Seoul, the new low-cost carrier based at Seoul Incheon International Airport, successfully launched its operations using Horizon® Passenger Management and Distribution

14th Dec 2016 | Read more

AAR and Air New Zealand Form Strategic Partnership for Components

AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, has entered into a long-term contract with Air New Zealand

18th Nov 2016 | Read more

Thales scores significant avionics wins in 2016 to equip over 400 aircraft in China

Across 2016 Thales has consolidated its position as the avionics component supplier of choice in China.

2nd Nov 2016 | Read more

Lufthansa Systems expands partner network for BoardConnect

Airlines now have even more flexibility in providing inflight entertainment

24th Oct 2016 | Read more


SITA today announced that the operations and management of SITA Airport Solutions Services for Changi Airport Group (CAG) have successfully met the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification requirements.

18th Oct 2016 | Read more

Turkish Airlines To Cut Fuel Costs Using Honeywell Connected Software

Honeywell has been selected by Turkish Airlines to provide its Fuel Efficiency software, part of Honeywell's GoDirect suite of connected aircraft services,

11th Oct 2016 | Read more


Airlines invest to keep passengers connected on the ground and in the air

27th Jul 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 15 July

Combined sales of US$61.8 billion is nothing to sneeze at, but

15th Jul 2016 | Read more

Aviation trio turns 100

Boeing, Dassault and AAV’s media colleague, Aviation Week & Space Technology celebrate 100 years.

14th Jul 2016 | Read more


Asiana IDT, the IT service provider and affiliate of the Kumho Asiana Group based in Korea, today announced a partnership agreement with global travel technology provider SITA.

14th Jul 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 14 July

Boeing signs deals for 20 737 MAX 8s, 6 Dreamliners

14th Jul 2016 | Read more

Majors score sales, but overall tempo slowing at Farnborough

Global manufacturers Airbus and Boeing scored some big sales on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow but the tempo of sales compared to years past is tapering off

13th Jul 2016 | Read more

Hawker Pacific announces first Australian order of Beechcraft King Air C90GTx

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East is pleased to announce the first Australian order of a Beechcraft King Air C90GTx to the leading flight training provider CAE Oxford Aviation Academy.

30th Jun 2016 | Read more

Sabre names new APAC VP

Sabre said it has named Todd Arthur to the post of vice president of sales and market development for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.

8th Jun 2016 | Read more

Jet Aviation Basel Completions Center launches 3D App JetVision at EBACE 2016

et Aviation Basel launched its 3D application, JetVision, at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.

25th May 2016 | Read more

Clean Sky: MTU Aero Engines and partners develop new propulsion technologies

Clean Sky is the largest aviation technology research initiative ever launched by the European Commission.

9th Mar 2016 | Read more

Asian Aviation heads to the Philippines for Routes Asia 2016

The Philippines is set to become the centre of the Asian aviation industry on Sunday when top decision makers arrive for Routes Asia 2016 (6-8 March), the largest route development forum in the region.

5th Mar 2016 | Read more

Market leader in Asia plans flights with Lido/Flight

China Southern successfully introduced another software solution from Lufthansa Systems

19th Nov 2015 | Read more


Vietjet Joint Stock Company (“Vietjet”) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Hanoi with Aviation New Zealand.

18th Nov 2015 | Read more

AAR to Highlight Expanded Presence in the Middle East at Dubai Airshow

AAR, an industry-leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines, OEMs and governments, will highlight at the Dubai Air Show

6th Nov 2015 | Read more

Jet Aviation expands aircraft management services with insurance benefits analysis

Jet Aviation has introduced a new Comparative Analysis of Insurance Benefits service based on specific aircraft flight operation requirements.

3rd Nov 2015 | Read more

AirAsia Moves to Unisys Cloud-Based Logistics Management System

ading Asian low cost carrier replaced legacy cargo management system with modern Unisys cloud-based service in less than six months

29th Oct 2015 | Read more

Boeing and Japan’s participation in 777X

Boeing has formalised agreements with a consortium of five Japanese suppliers to produce large parts for the 777X programme.

24th Jul 2015 | Read more

SITA wins Abu Dhabi Airport deal

SITA has signed a five-year deal with Abu Dhabi International Airport to provide a full range of integrated airport solutions

14th May 2015 | Read more

Fokker adds CRJs to ABACUS programme

Fokker Services has added the Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000 to its component availability programme ABACUS.

14th May 2015 | Read more

Honeywell wins IndiGo A320neo deal

IndiGo will become the first Indian airline to feature Honeywell’s SmartRunway/SmartLanding system, following its decision to equip the 250 A320neo aircraft

7th May 2015 | Read more

Cobham SATCOM starts AirAsia deliveries

Cobham SATCOM has started deliveries to supply 150 of its four-channel AVIATOR 1200SP SwiftBroadband system to AirAsia.

21st Apr 2015 | Read more

ARINC Border Management helps smooth Vietnamese PAX flows

The implementation of Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Border Management solution at all international airports in Vietnam has resulted in a 90 percent improvement in passenger processing times, and an 80 percent improvement in the quality of the data when compared to the data handled manually.

21st Apr 2015 | Read more

Rockwell Collins unveils ARINC MultiLink flight tracking service

Rockwell Collins has unveiled its ARINC MultiLink flight tracking service, which uses a wide variety of different data sources to locate aircraft anywhere in the world.

10th Mar 2015 | Read more

Lion opts for Trent 700

Lion Group has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines for its three Airbus A330-300ceo aircraft that it ordered in December.

5th Feb 2015 | Read more

MTU and EOS collaborate on 3D printing

MTU Aero Engines has signed a framework agreement with EOS for the joint strategic development of additive technology (i.e. 3D printing).

23rd Jan 2015 | Read more

SIA selects MTT for mobile apps

Singapore Airlines has selected Mobile Travel Technologies (MTT) as its strategic mobile partner to re-launch the airline’s mobile apps and to collaborate “on a dynamic mobile strategy”.

14th Jan 2015 | Read more

Honeywell and Hughes in Myanmar ATM project

Honeywell Aerospace and Hughes Aerospace are assisting Myanmar’s Yangon and Mandalay international airports to develop satellite-based navigation technologies for optimizing takeoff and landing routes.

28th Nov 2014 | Read more

Q400 NextGen gets Kazakh outing

Bombardier Aerospace has showcased a Q400 NextGen aircraft in Astana, Kazakhstan

9th Jul 2014 | Read more

PW1200G mounted on MRJ

Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1200G engines have been mounted

27th Jun 2014 | Read more

EU technology programme ENOVAL launches website

The EU technology programme ENOVAL (ENgine mOdule VALidators)

27th Jun 2014 | Read more

SITA to introduce flight tracking

SITA says it will introduce an innovative technology solution

4th Jun 2014 | Read more

Inmarsat strikes GX Aviation deals

Satellite network provider Inmarsat has made Thales a value-added reseller

11th Apr 2014 | Read more

IATA commits to unified position on aircraft tracking

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made a commitment to facilitate

1st Apr 2014 | Read more

Trend setter

IT has transformed the passenger experience over the last ten years, and there's plenty more to come

29th Oct 2013 | Read more

SITA to transform operations at 10 more airports in India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has chosen SITA’s next generation Airport Management System to transform operations at ten airports across India, enhancing the passenger journey for 42 million passengers.

27th Sep 2013 | Read more

Aircraft Interiors Expo Show Report

European seat manufacturer EADS Sogerma launched its new Celeste narrowbody business class/premium economy seat during the show. Celeste is pitched at a minimum of 40 inches, with a single actuator or a G mechanism to a cradle relaxed position up to 45 degrees.

6th May 2013 | Read more

Mobile moves

Airlines in the region are exploring mobile technology for passenger booking and processing. Michael Mackey looks at what the future holds. It is early days yet for mobile technology in the airline industry but the potential is there, being acted upon and there is plenty more to come.

6th May 2013 | Read more

Interior innovations

Developments in aircraft seating, lighting and interiors are set to make the journey of the future more pleasurable while delivering weight, maintenance and cost savings for airlines

25th Mar 2013 | Read more

IATA seeks to accelerate Secure Freight

Nearly 50 million tonnes of cargo are transported by air each year, according to the International Air Transport Association. In dollar terms, this represents US$5.3 trillion of business which accounts for about 35% of the value of goods traded internationally.

3rd Mar 2013 | Read more

AJW Technique achieves TCCA Approved Maintenance Organisation status

The AJW Montréal facility continues on its fast track with uncompromising commitment to bring component repair and overhaul services on stream just five months after acquiring the former Aveos Fleet Performance assets.

6th Feb 2013 | Read more

Scoot Launches ScooTV via Streaming – Asia’s First Inflight Entertainment Streamed to Your Own Device

29 January 2013, Singapore – Scoot, Singapore’s newest low cost carrier, today announced the launch of ScooTV, Asia’s first inflight entertainment system that allows passengers to stream content to their own Wi-Fi devices.

30th Jan 2013 | Read more

L3 eyes Asia-Pacific demand

L3 Link Simulation & Training is intensifying its activities in the Asia-Pacific region, which it expects to account for as much as half of global demand over the next decade, writes Emma Kelly.

28th Jan 2013 | Read more

Sabena Technics install Satcom Systems

Sabena technics just performed the installation of two SATCOM systems on a new ATR 42-600 belonging to an undisclosed Middle East VIP operator.

14th Dec 2012 | Read more

Cathay Pacific Airways optimizes flight operations with IT from Lufthansa Systems

Lufthansa Systems announced that Cathay Pacific Airways, based in Hong Kong, has opted for its NetLine/Ops ++ operations control system.

14th Dec 2012 | Read more

Cathay fleet to be "e-Enabled"

Cathay Pacific has selected ARINC to provide a major upgrade of its fleet's onboard communication systems to provide what it describes as "e-Enabled aircraft". The decision comes after two years of extensive trials.

26th Jul 2012 | Read more

Abacus in Korea LCC first

Travel technology provider Abacus has signed a five-year exclusive participation agreement with Korean Low Cost Carrier Air Busan - its first Korean LCC deal.

22nd Jun 2012 | Read more

GuestLogix adds onboard languages

GuestLogix has added Chinese, Japanese and Korean versions of its onboard retailing software to support the company’s plans for footprint expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.

4th May 2012 | Read more

Abacus adds another LCC

AirAsia Philippines has signed a deal to go onto the Abacus International global distribution system (GDS), becoming the latest low-cost or hybrid airline to team-up with the travel technology provider.

4th May 2012 | Read more

Jet Airways opts for myIDTravel

India's Jet Airways will manage its interline staff travel with myIDTravel, the integrated ID travel management solution from Lufthansa Systems.

27th Apr 2012 | Read more

ANA conducts first 787 bio-fuel flight

Boeing has flown its first biofuel-powered 787 Dreamliner, with a delivery flight for launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) part-fuelled by used cooking oil.

20th Apr 2012 | Read more

IATA calls for Gulf cooperation

IATA has called upon all parts of the aviation value chain in the Gulf region to work together on issues critical to the region's ability to serve as a catalyst for economic growth.

20th Apr 2012 | Read more

Rockwell Collins and LETRI form JV

Rockwell Collins is to form a joint venture in China to develop surveillance products for the Comac C919 narrowbody. The joint venture is with Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI), a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

4th Apr 2012 | Read more

Panasonic makes AeroMobile move

Panasonic has taken a big step forward in its bid to position itself for the mobile technology revolution by taking a majority stake in inflight mobile connectivity provider Aeromobile.

29th Mar 2012 | Read more

Manufacturers sign bio-fuel MoU

EADS / Airbus, Boeing and Embraer today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join forces on the development of drop-in, affordable aviation biofuels.

23rd Mar 2012 | Read more

Abacus sees emerging market growth

Travel IT provider Abacus is seeing significant growth in Asian emerging markets such as Myanmar and Kazakhstan and is cautiously optimistic for region-wide bookings in 2012.

15th Mar 2012 | Read more

Singapore selects paperless consortiums

Singapore has selected three consortiums to develop paperless airfreight processes as part of the e-freight@Singapore programme.

15th Mar 2012 | Read more

Singapore Special

This year’s Singapore Airshow could be the biggest yet and, once again, gives the island nation a chance to highlight its aerospace capabilities and its strategic significance as an aviation hub, writes Andrzej Jeziorski. Despite continued economic uncertainty in key markets such as Europe and the USA, demand for new aircraft remains strong – as evidenced by the order and delivery tallies just released by manufacturers Airbus and Boeing (see pages 26-27). Asia’s relatively healthy economies and pent-up demand in China and India are now more alluring to aircraft makers than ever, and all key forecasts for the next two decades show the region as the driver of the continued growth of the global aviation industry. This is encouraging news for the organisers of this year’s Singapore Airshow – the biggest event of its kind outside of Europe.

20th Jan 2012 | Read more

Manufacturers A380 faces wing-cracking problems

Four years after entry into service, the Airbus A380 – the world’s largest airliner –

20th Jan 2012 | Read more

Environment - Leading the green revolution

From biofuels to efficient aircraft design to aircraft recycling – the global aviation industry is trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Emma Kelly reports on the industry’s green initiatives.

28th Sep 2011 | Read more

Industry Round-Up - Updates from Airbus, Liebherr, ST Aerospace

AIRBUS has transported the first A350 XWB nose section to its plant in St Nazaire from partner Aerolia’s site in Méaulte, using one of the manufacturer’s Beluga aircraft. The A350 XWB nose section comprises three main sub-assemblies: the cockpit plus upper and lower forward fuselage parts, which incorporate door one and the nose landing gear bay. Making the best use of modern, high-tech materials, the A350 XWB nose section is made of 40 percent composites, 55 percent aluminium/aluminium-lithium and 5 percent titanium. Once assembled and equipped, the nose section will be joined to the forward fuselage (made and equipped in Hamburg) to form the A350 XWB front fuselage.

28th Sep 2011 | Read more

Industry Round-Up Sept 2011

Updates from Fokker Services, AJ Walter, Gulfstream

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Boeing comes out swinging

So we finally know the answer. For months now, it appeared that Boeing was unable to commit itself to a concrete strategy on the future of its single-aisle product, while Airbus racked up more than 1,200 orders for its re-engined A320neo in the nine months since the programme’s launch.

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Solar Impulse gathers support around Europe

Solar Impulse’s first prototype solar-powered aircraft completed a European promotional tour this year, in the run-up to a planned non-stop, round-the-world flight in 2014, writes Andrzej Jeziorski.

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

In-Flight Entertainment

Connectivity and personal entertainment and communication devices have not killed off seatback in-flight entertainment and communications systems, as some had predicted. Emma Kelly looks at how IFEC manufacturers are planning for the future.

31st Aug 2011 | Read more

Asia-Pacific ATM goes green

Asia-Pacific ATM goes green A new round of innovative ATM initiatives in the region has been launched, designed to reduce emissions and increase operational efficiency. Emma Kelly examines the latest projects. First there was ASPIRE – the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions – and now there is INSPIRE – the Indian Ocean Strategic Partnership to Reduce Emissions. Both are collaborative environmental air traffic management (ATM) initiatives with the same goals at their core: to implement “green” ATM processes and technology, and reduce aviation’s environmental footprint.

29th Aug 2011 | Read more

Qantas incident investigation targets R-R’s quality control

The Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) says it is reviewing Rolls-Royce’s quality control system as part of its continuing investigation into the uncontained failure of a Trent 900 engine that severely damaged a Qantas A380 last November.

6th Jun 2011 | Read more

SIA pins hopes on new long-haul LCC

“[SIA’s plan] appears to be a recognition that the flag carrier’s long-standing focus on premium traffic (which must, in turn, mutually subsidise lower-priced leisure travellers) is not, in itself, a formula for the future.” – Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation]

6th Jun 2011 | Read more

Facing up to regulatory challenges

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) comprises 17 of the region’s largest carriers, which collectively handle about 285 million passengers and 10 million tonnes of cargo a year. AAPA Director General Andrew Herdman spoke with Asian Aviation’s Andrzej Jeziorski during the Asian Aerospace 2011 show in Hong Kong.

5th Apr 2011 | Read more

Bombardier prepares for CSeries systems testing

The first systems for Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner program are now being developed and tested by partners and vendors in Canada, the USA and Europe, prior to delivery to Bombardier’s Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA). According to Bombardier, the installation of the systems rigs at the CIASTA is progressing on schedule, and some parts, including the engine accessory gearbox and flight deck controls, have already arrived.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Eurocopter announces product line upgrades

urocopter announced “a comprehensive evolution” of its helicopter product line at this year’s Heli-Expo 2011 exhibition in Orlando, Florida in March. The upgrades are intended to offer “enhanced operating capabilities, improved mission effectiveness and increased efficiency across four families in the company’s light, medium and heavy rotary-wing aircraft categories,” as the manufacturer responds to evolving customer needs, Eurocopter says.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Aircraft Interiors

The good news for airlines over the past year has been a resurgence in demand for air travel, as the world recovers from economic crisis. The bad news is that margins remains – in the words of IATA chief Giovanni Bisignani – “pathetic”. This means carriers must redouble their efforts to maximise the efficiency of their operations and fill as many seats as they can – especially in their high-yield premium cabins. One vital strategy they have had to pay increasing attention to is their aircraft cabin interiors.

4th Apr 2011 | Read more

Asian Aerospace Show Report

Hong Kong once again played host to the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress on 8-10 March. While some exhibitors seemed disappointed that the halls were not busier at a time of recovery for commercial aviation, attendance still reached a record 12,300 delegates and the show had its fair share of major announcements, as Andrzej Jeziorski reports.

1st Apr 2011 | Read more

Boeing again reschedules ‘seven-late-seven’

Following November's Boeing 787 in-flight fire, emergency landing, and subsequent temporary grounding, Boeing has developed a temporary modification for its six test aircraft, which now have resumed test flying. But the manufacturer has also confirmed a seventh delay to the troubled programme, as Ian Goold reports.

28th Feb 2011 | Read more

BRAHMOS – The Winning Edge

Draft Defence Review Asia

1st Feb 2011 | Read more

Air NZ taps viral marketing to raise profile

s an end-of-the-line carrier located in a small country, Air New Zealand might well be expected to be a follower rather than a leader in the industry. But, as the online viral success of its latest television commercials show, innovation does sometimes originate in unexpected places.

28th Jan 2011 | Read more

Emirates surges to record first half

With traffic on the rebound, Emirates has posted a massive 352 percent surge in first-half profit. At the same time, the carrier has committed itself to a dramatic expansion of its fleet.

13th Dec 2010 | Read more

Qantas’s Airbus A380 fleet remains grounded a week after an uncontained engine failure forced one of the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Singapore.

Qantas now has six A380s in service and 14 more on order.

12th Nov 2010 | Read more

Russia’s aerospace revival

The aerospace industry in Russia is being renovated and developed by United Aircraft, which has absorbed many of the country’s Soviet-era design bureaux and factories.

1st Nov 2010 | Read more

General News. September 2010.

A glance at Aviation News. Sept, 2010.

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

Quickstep makes push into US market

Australian composite manufacturer Quickstep is building its business as interest in its novel process grows

1st Jul 2010 | Read more

Airlines tap IT to cut costs, boost efficiency

With the need to cut operating costs, pressure on yields and the growth of low-fare carriers, airlines are being forced to boost the efficiency of every aspect of their business to remain competitive. IT companies are offering the sector innovative products to help them

1st Jul 2010 | Read more

Hong Kong Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus

Hong Kong Airlines formally took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft, an A330-200 at a ceremony on 15 June.

1st Jul 2010 | Read more

Asian Aviation at a glance