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APRIL 2020


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Toll of the COVID-19 calamity on Asia-Pacific aviation

The region’s aviation sector has taken the largest financial hit worldwide from COVID-19. Read More »


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IATA predicts U-shaped recovery from COVID-19 and fears recession

Usually interviews are conducted face-to-face. Read More »


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Asia-Pacifc carriers bear brunt of COVID-19’s ravaging attack

“For airlines, it’s apocalypse now.” Read More »


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Who will survive the Asia-Pacific network carnage?

The AirAsia Group grounded most of its fleets on March 28 and will suspend all flights, with the exception of skeleton services to Indonesia and Thailand, from the same date. Read More »


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Cheaper oil negated by scale of COVID-19 crisis

At any other time airlines would be celebrating. Read More »


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Note to customers: all aircraft park up spaces full until further notice

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit airlines hard on the financial front but also has landed them with another major problem: where to park all the aircraft they have had to ground. Read More »


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Airports and ATMs are unavoidable casualities of COVID-19

Airports and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) are being hit just as hard by COVID-19 as their airline customers. Read More »


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Airbus and Boeing rush to secure new funding

The world’s two leading aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, have temporarily paused operations at their main facilities as a result of the COVID-19. Read More »



Game set and match to KAL’s Walter Cho in leadership battle with siblings

The long and often bitter family battle for management control of Korean conglomerate, Hanjin Group, and its flagship company, Korean Air (KAL), is over, at least for the time being. Read More »



Prestigious IATA annual gathering put on hold until late 2020

It was announced at the turn of the month that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) would postpone its 76th annual general meeting and World Air Transport Summit, to have been hosted this year by KLM in Amsterdam on June 22-23, until after the northern summer. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Airlines

ANA HOLDINGS introduces avatar technology company

All Nippon Airways parent, ANA HOLDINGS (ANAHD), has announced the formation of avatarin Inc. to accelerate the development of the world’s first robotic avatar service platform. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

HAECO Group equipped for 787 landing gear MRO

HAECO Group’s HAECO Landing Gear Services has attained 787 landing gear overhaul capability in preparation for fast-approaching landing gear maintenance due on 787 fleets, the MRO said last month. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

Sumitomo Corporation and AAR partner in aftermarket supply chain solutions venture

Fortune 500 conglomerate, Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, has launched AAR Sumisho Aviation Services to supply parts to the global commercial sector and Japanese defence customers. Read More »


Industry Addendum: People

Mainland-controlled Acro Seating names new CEO

Acro Aircraft Seating, owned by Mainland China listed Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co. Ltd, has chosen Neil Cairns to run the UK-based manufacturer of aircraft seating. Read More »



Making it to the other side

International Air Transport Association director general and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, says for airlines COVID-19 is apocalypse now. Read More »