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Week 37

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



Cathay Pacific implements urgent cost control

Network reductions, cost cuts and an employment freeze. Read More »



Thai Lion data breach

Hackers obtain 14 million passport details. Read More »



Kitakyushu Airport could change name to Shin-Fukuoka

City’s mayor wants it to be Fukuoka’s second airport. Read More »



Ethiopian Airlines updates Asia growth plan

Vietnam, Singapore, Japan and China expansion. Read More »



Fly Gangwon to launch in October

Domestic flights will be followed by international services by the end of the year. Read More »



Jetstar Japan to grow to 35 aircraft

Two new bases could open in coming years. Read More »



Boeing names new China sales boss

Former president and CEO of China Minsheng Investment Group Aviation, Peter Gao, is Boeing’s new vice president of commercial sales and marketing for China, effective from last month. Read More »



Walschot moves to Hong Kong’s HAECO from SR Technics

Former SR Technics CEO, Frank Walschot, will be the new head of Hong Kong MRO, HAECO, from December 1, following Augustus Tang’s August move to Cathay Pacific as CEO. Read More »


Briefly …

New boss at LufthansaTechnik-AFI KLM M&E MRO component joint venture

Effective from September 1, Benoit Rollier will jointly run Lufthansa Technik-AFI KLM E&M components joint venture, Spairliners, with Thies Moller. Read More »


Short Takes

AIRLINES: Japan Airlines (JAL) will use Mobil Jet Oil 387 on its A350s that are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Read More »