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Approaching end zone of pandemic?

Glad to see the back of 2020, Asia-Pacific carriers now fear the coming year could be just as bad. Read More »


News Backgrounder

More Asia-Pacific carriers detail ruin of pandemic on their bottom lines

Some of the Asia-Pacific’s largest airlines are cautiously optimistic that market conditions will improve later this year. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Airbus and Boeing trim production rates as airlines put off purchase commitments

It is promising to be another tough year for plane makers as airlines continue to park huge numbers of their fleets because several nations are maintaining or increasing severe restrictions on travel, including costly and lengthy quarantine rules that deter a return to flying. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Toulouse predicts 2021 aircraft deliveries will mirror 2020 numbers

Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury, when announcing the conglomerate’s annual results for 2020 earlier this month, said: “the decrease in the value of the commercial aircraft backlog reflects the higher number of deliveries compared with order intake, the weakening of the US dollar and an assessment of the backlog’s recoverability”. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Papua New Guinea’s PNG Air to the rescue of country’s remote communities

The struggle to defeat the pandemic is tough enough in the Asia-Pacific’s developed countries. Read More »



Qantas green-lights A380 return and ultra-long haul “Project Sunrise” launch

Qantas Group, unlike several other airlines, will return its A380s to service - when the time is right. The carrier’s’ fleet of 12 of the type is parked at Victorville in California’s Mojave Desert. Read More »





International Air Transport Association chief economist announces retirement

In the last 12 months, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) duo of director general, Alexandre de Juniac, and chief economist, Brian Pearce, have had the demanding duty of detailing the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy. Read More »



Agreement expands North Asia corridor to accommodate exponential airline demand

Japan, Korea and China have signed an agreement that has expanded capacity along the heavily trafficked North Asia flight corridor, AKARA. Read More »


Industry Addendum: People

AerCap announces Peter Anderson as successor to Philip Scruggs as chief commercial officer

New AerCap Holdings chief commercial officer (CCO), Peter Anderson, who has succeeded Philip Scruggs as the lessor’s chief commercial officer, has several years of Asia-Pacific experience under his belt from time spent at ILFC, and then as head of Asia-Pacific during AerCap’s acquisition of the Los Angeles-headquartered rival in 2014. Read More »


Industry Addendum: People

Veteran of sustainable aviation joins U.S. Department of Transportation in new era of climate change policy

Lawyer Annie Petsonk, a tireless and exceptional advocate for the aviation industry’s sustainable goals, is a new executive member of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) following her appointment by President Joe Biden. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

Satair and Honeywell seal deal for commercial aircraft aftermarket

Airbus’s Satair and Honeywell Aerospace in the U.S. have signed a multi-year exclusive commercial agreement for mechanical and air thermal components on 320, 330 and 380 airplanes. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Technology

Travelport strengthens Singapore sales team as recovery hopes rise

New Singapore-based head of agency sales for the Asia-Pacific for Travelport, Chua Hui Wan, is no stranger to the technology solutions company. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Technology

SITA launches secure health app for air travellers

Information Technology provider for the air transport industry, SITA, is trialling Health Protect, a technology solution to safely share vaccination and health information between passengers, airports, airlines and governments. Read More »



It’s not over until it’s over

It is a sad truth global harmonization, more often than not, has been a bridge too far for the aviation industry. Read More »