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No backing off lower emissions targets promises industry

With aviation losses mounting by billions of dollars a month from the coronavirus pandemic, the industry could be forgiven for losing sight of ambitious environmental targets. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Indian aviation falls short in nurturing local leadership talent

India’s aviation sector has been plagued with an acute management talent shortage from the word go and it is showing no signs improving. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Distributing a COVID-19 vaccine air cargo industry’s greatest challenge

The International Air Transport Association’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes, does not mince words when he is describing the importance the airline industry must place on preparing for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine to 7.8 billion people worldwide. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Singapore Airlines pilots offer deeper salary cuts to save cockpit jobs

After the latest round of Singapore Airline Group retrenchments were announced in mid-September, the airline group’s pilots agreed to take deeper cuts in their salaries so more of their cockpit colleagues could remain employed, Singapore’s Straits Times has reported. Read More »


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Southeast Asia’s emerging powerhouses

It is no accident Vietnam’s airline sector is leading the way in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s government acted swiftly when the outbreak began and despite a recent increase in cases the situation appears to be under control. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Bamboo Airways accepts first two Embraer E195 jets

Vietnam’s first full-service private carrier, Bamboo Airways, is to operate its newly arrived E195 jets from Hanoi to tourist hot spot, the southern island of Con Dao, 1,400 kilometres (760 nautical miles) from the nation’s capital, Hanoi. Read More »



Starlux Airlines tapping Taiwan’s desire for grand flying

When Starlux Airlines, Taiwan’s newest carrier, launched flights on January 23 this year and thereby establishing a third force in the skies of Taiwan, its first challenge was battling the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic and not, as expected, wooing skeptical customers. Read More »



Cathay Pacific Group adopts clean sheet strategy for shaping new structure

At press time, with pilot union leaders metaphorically banging on senior management’s door demanding a place at the airline group’s restructuring table, the lead Hong Kong airline group continued it’s softly, softly campaign of managing the public’s expectations of inevitable job losses from the Hong Kong icon’s root and branch restructuring. Read More »



Every penny counts

Some clever clogs at Qantas did their bit for the environment and the coffers of the group when they came up with the idea of selling off the galley carts of the airline’s nostalgia laden 747 fleet. Read More »



AirAsia Group to score big from AirAsia India exit

AirAsia Group co-founder, Tony Fernandes, is jockeying bids between joint venture AirAsia India (AAI) majority partner, the Tata Group, and fund investors as he negotiates the sale of his company’s share of the LCC, India’s Business Standard has reported. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Technology

Travelport appoints new chief marketing officer

Equipped with two decades of senior management marketing experience, multi-lingual Jennifer Cato has been chosen as Travelport’s chief marketing officer and a member of the company’s Senior Leadership Team. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Cabin

STELIA unveils OPERA business class seat

STELIA aerospace, a global manufacturer of pilot and premium passenger cabin aircraft seating, has launched OPERA, a business class seat specifically designed for single aisle airliners. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

China’s AMECO invests in facilities to service the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine

Beijing MRO, AMECO, is joining the Pratt & Whitney global EngineWise service network as a GTF maintenance provider after the joint venture company committed to investing in the necessary technology to service the engine type. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

India’s Air Works named Marketing Campaign of 2020 at MRO Asia-Pacific

India’s Air Works managing director and CEO, Anand Bhaskar, said being the winner of MRO Asia-Pacific’s award for Marketing Campaign of 2020 was the first such recognition for any MRO in India. Read More »



We hear you on emissions, industry says

Aviation’s contribution to global warming has long been subject to controversy with airlines a primary target of environmentalists. Read More »