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AUGUST 2022

 

Cover Story

South Pacific carrier plots post pandemic expansion to Paris

For Aircalin, the international airline of the South Pacific island nation of New Caledonia, navigating the pandemic has been a particular challenge because of its physical isolation. Read More »


 

Main Story

Opportunity for common emissions targets and one stop security as aviation rebuilds from crisis

When national aviation regulators gathered for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 57th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation for Asia and Pacific Regions in Seoul in July, two primary issues were up for discussion: persuading governments to smooth the path to post-pandemic recovery by improving cooperation and driving forward the industry’s emissions reduction strategy. Read More »


 

Special Report: MRO Asia-Pacific update

Asia-Pacific airline MRO industry on cusp of recovery

When Singapore-based Boeing Asia-Pacific Aviation Services (BAPAS), a services joint venture between the U.S. OEM and SIA Engineering (SIAEC), announced it would cease operations, it confirmed to the MRO market that the pandemic has had a profound impact on the aviation aftermarket. Read More »


 

Special Report: MRO Asia-Pacific update

Joint partners establishing LEAP 1B engine test cell facility in Singapore

ST Engineering and Calspan Aero System Engineering (Calspan) are setting up a MRO solutions facility for the LEAP-1B engine with test cell support. Read More »


 


 

News Backgrounder

Finding elbow room in competitive skies

Firstly, the good news. Read More »


 

News Backgrounder

Passenger rebound at Asia-Pacific airports but margins minimal

Pent-up air travel demand is underpinning the Asia-Pacific aviation recovery, but airport financial margins remain far below pre-pandemic levels, Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Outlook for the three months to June 30 reports. Read More »


 


 

Addendum

Will India’s SpiceJet survive?

High oil prices, made more onerous by provincial government surcharges on airline fuel, and other operating challenges are playing havoc with airline economics in India. Read More »


 

Addendum

Cathay Pacific Group bullish on recovery

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Group has reported an interim loss, to June 30, of HK$5 billion (US$637.8 million) 34% lower than the HK$7.6 billion loss of a year ago. Read More »


 

Addendum

SIA Group reports second highest quarterly operating profit

Robust near-term passenger sales momentum produced a record first quarter operating profit, to June 30, for the SIA Group. Read More »


 

Comment

Harmonise region’s rules for flying

When crisis hits the airline industry there are always lessons to be learned. Read More »