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Cover Story

Risk averse governments holding back airline recovery

Irish-born Willie Walsh, the 59-year-old airline veteran who heads the airline peak body, the International Air Transport Association, has a warning for the region: recovery for Asia-Pacific carriers is likely to be delayed because of the risk averse approach of Asian governments and the slow take-up of COVID-19 vaccines among their citizens. Read More »


Special Report: MRO Asia-Pacific update

Asia-Pacific remains “richest” future airline MRO market

In September last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic persisted, Boeing’s Global Services modification team commenced an assignment they had never undertaken: supporting the complete nose to tail interior and connectivity modification of a big passenger jet in an entirely virtual setting while keeping the work on schedule. Read More »


Special Report: MRO Asia-Pacific update

Asia-Pacific airlines shift to parts repair from component replacement

Asia-Pacific experts at global aerospace components and MRO conglomerate, AAR Corp. believe the region’s commercial aviation recovery will begin early in 2022. Read More »


Special Report: MRO Asia-Pacific update

Fokker MRO forecasts full recovery from COVID-19 “years away”

Leading regional aircraft MRO managing director, Franck Scherer, told Orient Aviation “it remains difficult to predict a time frame for recovery from the pandemic because it is very dynamic. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Air cargo bonanza promises profits beyond the pandemic

Air freight traffic is solidly back to pre-pandemic levels. And there is more good news on the horizon. Read More »


News Backgrounder

Europe’s emissions strategy reverts to new taxes on airlines

The European Union (EU) is at it again. Read More »



China’s ‘Big Three” carriers top of Asia-Pacific table for brand value

The coronavirus pandemic has decimated airline profits and spread red ink across the industry’s accounts. Read More »



Veteran Asia insider tasked with delivery of Boeing’s expanded ambitions for Asia

The Boeing Company has appointed Alexander Feldman as Southeast Asia president, succeeding Ralph “Skip” Boyce, a trilingual U.S. State Department officer and a former U.S. ambassador to both Thailand and Indonesia. Read More »



Hopes of a late 2021 recovery “evaporate” for region’s airlines

Even if plans for travel bubbles are on the shelf because of the new Delta variant in the ongoing pandemic, Asia-Pacific governments should be talking to each other to ensure coordinated health measures are in place when travel markets begin to open up. Read More »


Industry Addendum: People

ILS recruits Rob Suhs to head global sales

Leading digital marketplace and business intelligence services provider, ILS (Inventory Locator Service), has hired a highly regarded specialist in the sector, Rob Suhs, as its new global head of sales. Read More »


Industry Addendum: People

HAECO Group names leadership team for new Europe, Middle East and Africa unit

Hong Kong-headquartered HAECO Group has appointed Klaus-Peter Leinauer vice president of Group Commercial for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to head the MRO and cabin solutions Group’s efforts in strengthening its commercial focus in the three regions. Read More »


Industry Addendum: MRO and Components

China’s largest airline extends Africa partnership with Magnetic MRO subsidiary

Direct Maintenance, a subsidiary of Magnetic MRO Group, has expanded its partnership agreement with China Southern Airlines (CSA) to full technical handling of the leading China carrier’s fleet out of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Technology

China validates Honeywell JetWave WiFi System for commercial carriers

Mainland industry regulator, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), has approved the Honeywell high speed JetWave WiFi system for installation on board China’s airlines. Read More »


Industry Addendum: Technology

Collins Aerospace wins Philippines contract for passenger processing

Philippines gateway, Clark International Airport, has selected a Collins Aerospace ARINC solutions to for its passenger processing at its new Terminal Two facility. Read More »



Airline MRO forever changed by pandemic

All sectors of the aviation industry have changed dramatically as a result of a global pandemic that has gone on far longer than anyone expected. Read More »