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Week 4

Orient Aviation Daily Digest January 23, 2024

By Ryan Chase



U.S. regulator widens call for 737 mid-exit door plugs inspections

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is directing operators of 737-900ER aircraft to conduct visual inspections of mid-exit door plugs to ensure they are properly secured “as an added layer of safety”. Read More »



Union representing EVA Air pilots votes for industrial action

The Taoyuan Union of Pilots (TUP), which represents pilots at EVA Air and cockpit crew at other carriers in Taiwan, will take industrial action as negotiations for a new workplace contract continue. Read More »



AirAsia X adds fifth destination to China network

Malaysia-headquartered AirAsia X (AAX) is resuming nonstop three times a week Kuala Lumpur-Xi’An from March 4. Read More »



Hong Kong airport records 4.3 million passengers in December

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) said passenger throughput in December last year was more than double the 1.6 million passengers processed through the airport in December 2022. Read More »



Emirates Airline achieves record load factor for premium economy seats into Australia

Emirates Airline’s premium economy cabin on its flights from Dubai to Melbourne and Sydney are averaging a load factor of 80%, with more than 90,000 passengers flying in the cabin class category, the carrier’s most recent statistics reveal. Read More »



IATA and ICAO maintain joint efforts on dangerous goods shipments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) have extended their agreement to cooperate on setting and implementing global air cargo standards for the safe transport of dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries, infectious substances and fireworks. Read More »



Jet Airways, in a regulatory filing late last week, announced Gautam Acharya had resigned as a whole-time director and that Rajesh Prasad had relinquished his role as a non-executive director of the company, effective January 19.


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Today's briefs report news from Malaysia Airlines, Trip.com Group and Vietjet Air. Read More »


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