Jennifer Meszaros
Contributor - Asia

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International Bizav Arrivals Suspended at Shanghai Hongqiao

Improved business aviation facilities to reopen in six months
Shanghai Honqiao FBO

Premier I Jet Crashes on Malaysian Highway, Killing 10

Aircraft crashed approaching Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Premier I Jet Crash on Malaysian Highway

China Approves Amphibious Aircraft for Firefighting

AVIC's new AG600 Kunlong amphibious aircraft will also be used for emergency missions, including maritime search and rescue flights.
AVIC's AG600 Kunlong amphibious aircraft conducts water drop during firefighting trials.

Consortium Advances New Approach to Rotor Ice Protection

The European Clean Aviation program's No Ice Rotor consortium has been testing a protection system for Leonardo's new tilt rotor aircraft.
Rotor blade ice protection system test bed with parts of rotor blades wired with heating

Nepal Helicopter Crash Claims Six Lives Near Mt Everest

An Airbus H125 rotorcraft operated by Manang Air crashed on a sightseeing flight near Mount Everest.
Manang Air Airbus H125 helicopter

Aerospace Accelerator Starburst Drives Next-gen Disruption

Starburst looks to cultivate new technologies in advanced air mobility and air traffic management among several other sectors.
Starburst founder and CEO Francois Chopard

Cirrus Aircraft Set To Go Public with Hong Kong Listing

The U.S.-based, China-owned general aviation manufacturer is looking to raise further capital for expansion plans through an initial public offering.
Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet
Maintenance and Modifications

HondaJet Service Center Opens in Southeast Asia

KarbonMRO in Kuala Lumpur will be the sole provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
KarbonMRO's HondaJet authorized service center in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Comac’s C919 Airliner Enters Revenue Service

The first China Eastern Airlines C919 narrowbody airliner entered service on May 28 with a flight from Shanghai to Beijing.
The first C919 takes off from Shanghai
Charter & Fractional

Silkwings Lands Funding for Fractional Ownership Venture

The company plans to operate Dassault Falcon aircraft in China and other parts of Asia, and will also offer aircraft management services.
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Manila Starts Air Traffic Upgrades Amid Power Outage Probe

Philippine authorities called for a probe on Tuesday to investigate Manila’s May 1 Terminal 3 power outage a day before air traffic system upgrades begin.
Representatives from several Philippine authorities around conference table

Comac’s ARJ21 Regional Jet Enters Service in Indonesia

TransNusa Aviation operated the first revenue flight of the ARJ21outside China with service from Jakarta to Bali.
Comac ARJ21-700

VietJet Expands Service to Australia amid SE Asian Rebound

VietJet A330-300 debuts in Sydney as Vietnamese authorities project traffic recovery to 2019 levels by year-end.
VietJet's expansion into Australia has seen its Airbus A330-300s debut in Sydney.

Pakistan International Airlines' Pilot Roster Under Fire

Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Aviation will form a subcommittee to probe the issuance of pilot licenses.
PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) Airbus A320 in flight on approach to Dubai

New Cargo Links Reinforce China-Belgium Ties

Trade between China and Belgium received a boost over the weekend after dedicated cargo hub Ezhou Huahu Airport opened its first freight route to Liege.
An SF Airlines Boeing 757 takes off for a flight trial at Ezhou Huahu Airport on March 19, 2022

Philippine Senate Calls for Legislative Changes after ATC Outage

Legislators have adopted findings and recommendations stemming from a committee probe into Manila’s January 1 air traffic control (ATC) power outage.
Senator Grace Poe

GPS Jamming of Qantas Jets Spotlights Long-standing Issues

GPS/GNSS signal interference has become more common in the aviation industry.
Qantas A330-200 on takeoff

ARJ21 Export Customer Starts Flight Training Campaign

The first ARJ21 operator outside of China, Indonesian low-cost carrier TransNusa Aviation, prepares for service launch.
TransNusa ARJ21-700 in aircraft hangar

Trigana Air Boeing 737 Takes Gunfire from Papuan Rebels

Gunfire prompts local carriers to suspend operations to Nop Goliat Dekai Airport in Yahukimo Regency, Highland Papua.
Indonesian investigators inspect a Trigana Air Boeing 737-500 for gunfire damage.

JAL Undergoes 'Sharkskin' Riblet Flight Trials

Japan Airlines is testing the durability of a "sharkskin" exterior coating on two Boeing 737-800s that reduces friction and thus increases fuel efficiency
JAL Riblet tech flight test campaign

Philippine Probe Rules Out Sabotage in New Year’s ATC Power Outage

An Philippine Senate investigation found no evidence of sabotage or a cybersecurity attack relating to Manila’s January 1 air traffic control power outage.
Stranded passengers during Manila ATC outage on Jan. 1, 2023

Human Rights Groups Call To Suspend Aviation Fuel to Myanmar

Amnesty International, Global Witness, and Burma Campaign UK reiterate calls to suspend aviation fuel supply to Myanmar amidst unlawful air strikes.
Puma Energy fuel truck refilling tanks at fuel station in Brisbane

Thai Operator Plans Grand Caravan Seaplane Service

Following a long pause due to Covid, Siam Seaplanes eyes the launch of Grand Caravan charter operations by mid-year.
Siam Scenic Cessna C208EX parked on airport ramp

Cambodia Steps Up Training with CAE Full Flight Simulator

An A320 full-flight simulator from CAE is the first ever delivered to Cambodia.
A CAE full-flight simulator operated by training organization LTC in Cambodia.

Indonesian Officials Seek Release of Captured Airline Pilot

Papuan independence rebels have threatened to kill Susi Air pilot Philip Merthens if Indonesia will not recognize the territory's independence.
 Susi Air pilot Philip Mehrtens stands amongst Papua rebels who kidnapped him

Nepal ATR 72 Accident: Propellers Were Feathered Before Landing

The preliminary report on the Yeti Airlines ATR 72 accident implies that the pilot monitoring moved the incorrect lever during approach to land.
Map of Yeti Airlines crash of ATR 72 airplane

Aviation Heeds Lessons from ICAO Annex 13

First introduced in 1951, Annex 13 lays out international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for accident investigators.
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Indonesia Steps Up Search for Kidnapped New Zealand Pilot

Papuan rebels have taken a Susi Air Pilatus PC-6 pilot hostage.
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Malaysia Revisits Plans for Subang Aviation City

Plans call for major development of Kuala Lumpur's former international gateway, Subang Airport.
Malaysia Airlines regional subsidiary Firefly ATR 72 on takeoff