Air Transport

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February 14, 2017, 10:00 AM

Thai Regulator Delays Issuing New AOCs Due Skills Shortage

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand is trying to train additional personnel in a bid to ensure it can maintain adequate regulatory standards.

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Feb 12, 2016 - 12:30 PM
Malaysia’s national carrier has been hit by misfortune but economic factors and competition are making things even harder.
Feb 12, 2016 - 12:15 PM
Recent economic turmoil and the commodities crisis have not cause China to shy away from its ambitious plans to grow its airlines domestically
Feb 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Once hailed as one of the world’s fastest growing markets, Myanmar’s aviation sector is suffering from overcapacity and a slowdown in growth.
Feb 12, 2016 - 9:17 AM
With Mobile, Alabama facility ramping up to four aircraft a month by 2017, Airbus is well set to supply the U.S. market.
Cardigair, a cargo operator whose fleet consists of a 30-year-old Boeing 737-300F and two 737-300Fs aged 29, is the airline most affected by Indonesia’s new aging-aircraft rule.
Feb 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM
New Indonesian Aging Aircraft Rule Seen as Cosmetic Exercise
Feb 11, 2016 - 8:45 AM
For many years the low-cost/low-fare airline model failed to grow in Japan, but with recent liberalisation the sector is booming
Feb 11, 2016 - 8:25 AM
New Terminal 4 expected by 2017 while Terminal 5 capacity will increase to 135 million by mid-2020s
Having built its baseline reputation as a full-service operator, Singapore Airlines has recently branched out to address other market segments, in part by adding low-cost carriers to the SIA Group.
Feb 11, 2016 - 8:10 AM
National carrier continues to build its presence in the region as it bids for 44.2 percent outstanding Tigerair shares
Feb 11, 2016 - 8:06 AM
Chinese investors have reached an initial agreement to site an MA-60 production line in Russia, as the MA-700 take shape.
Feb 10, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Reinforcement plates installed on first flight test aircraft