Air Transport

News and issues relating to international air transport and cargo carriers, national airlines and regional airlines, including aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

Environment

Nandina REM Makes Advances in Aviation Circularity

The company's technology offers a new opportunity for decommissioned aircraft.
Nandina REM Singapore Airshow 2024
Engines

Chinese Leasing Group Orders More CFM Leap Engines

Singapore Airshow order relates to an earlier deal for Airbus A320neo airliners
CFM Rise engine
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

MOU with The Hague Puts Singapore in Center of Aviation Mediation in Asia

Singapore will collaborate on the first specialized mediation framework for the aviation industry in Asia
The Hague CAA and the Singapore International Mediation Centre signing
Maintenance and Modifications

P&W Seeing MRO Benefits from Singapore Technology Accelerator

STA has spurred some 30 innovations to improve MRO processes
P&W and Singapore tech accelerator
Training and Workforce

Embraer and CAE Add New E-Jet E2 Flight Simulator For Asia Pacific Airlines in Singapore

Low-cost carrier Scoot will be the first airline in the region to fly the E2.
Pilots flying Embraer E2 simulator
Aircraft

Starlux Grows Airbus Widebody Fleet

The Taiwanese carrier is buying three A330neos and five A350Fs
Airbus freighter sale
Maintenance and Modifications

ST Engineering Extends Honeywell Partnership

ST supports a wide range of Honeywell components
ST Engineering and Honeywell held a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow on February 20. (Front, L-R) Eric Ai, v-p of Honeywell Aerospace's APAC airlines business; Poon Kok Wah, senior v-p and general manager of component services at ST Engineering; (back) Xu Jun, Honeywell Aerospace's APAC president; and Goh Poh Loh, executive v-p and head of component services at ST Engineering.
Avionics

Nearly Two-thirds of Comments Support 25-hour CVR Proposal

The longer recording time would help investigators learn more about accidents
The HCR-25 25-hour cockpit voice and flight data recorder
Aircraft

Airbus Forges Ahead With Sustainability Goals

European airframer is breaking ground and forging new sustainability partnerships
Airbus hydrogen power
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero Gains CAAC Nod for RB211-535 Support

Chinese operators collectively operate 70 Boeing 757s, representing about 20 percent of the in-service RB211-535 fleet.
Rolls-Royce RB211-535 engine
Aircraft

Airbus A330neo MOU Cements VietJet’s Long-haul Aspirations

Deal calls for first delivery of the widebodies in 2026
VietJet A330-900 signing
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Collins Now Uses 100 Percent Renewable Electricity in Tanauan City

The RTX subsidiary is promoting its commitment to sustainability
Collins Tanauan City facility
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Air India Opts for Thales Avant Up Inflight Entertainment

Thales will install the equipment on 51 Boeing and Airbus airliners
Aircraft

Airbus's A350-1000 Flies at Singapore Airshow

The ultra-long-haul airliner is flying on a blend of sustainable aviation fuel.
Airbus A350-1000 flying at Singapore Airshow
Engines

Cebu Pacific Ups Orders for Pratt & Whitney GTFs

Cebu Pacific already has 33 GTF-powered A320neo airplanes in service
Pratt & Whitney, Cebu Pacific Air deal at SAS 2024
Aircraft

Updated L-410NG Turbolet Lands at the Singapore Airshow

The L-410NG is a modern version of a Czech classic
Let L-410 Turbolet
Maintenance and Modifications

SAESL Plans $180 Million Expansion

Expansion will boost the engine MRO provider's capacity by 40 percent
SAESL MOU signing for expansion (Photo: Kerry Lynch/AIN)
Airlines

Maldivian Orders Two More ATR 42-600 Turboprops

The companies inked the agreement on the first day of the Singapore Airshow
Maldivian orders ATR42-600 aircraft
Airlines

Boeing Secures ‘Landmark’ Thai Airways 787 Deal

Royal Brunei Airlines has ordered four of the widebody Dreamliners
Boeing Thai Airways at SAS 2024
Airlines

Scoot and Embraer Sign Spare Parts Inventory Management Deal

Scoot is the first ECIP customer in the Asia-Pacific region
A digital rendering of an E190-E2 with Scoot livery flying over Singapore
Maintenance and Modifications

LTP Completes First 12-Year A380 Overhaul

A second 12-year A380 check is underway at LTP's Manila facility
A380 at Lufthansa Technik Philippines
Charter & Fractional

ASL Group and Azzera Announce Sustainable Aviation Partnership

The collaboration will create a sustainable fuel booking system
The new general aviation terminal at Belgium's Liege Airport was built and is operated by ASL Group, which is now the exclusive private aircraft handler on the field. The modern facility incorporates a variety of environmentally-friendly features. (Photo: ASL Group)
Aircraft

Airbus Forecasts 20-year Market for 400 Large Freighters in Asia-Pacific

Airbus eying potential strong demand for A350F freighter
E190-E2 Scoop
Fuel

Airbus Sets An Example With Sustainable Aviation Fuel Use

The airframer is testing the ability to use 100% SAF.
Airbus A350-1000 nose at airport
Environment

Singapore Airshow Spotlights the Road to Net Zero

SAF remains the crux of sustainability efforts
Airbus A350-1000
Aircraft

ATR Sees 2023 Sales and Deliveries Surge

ATR delivered 36 aircraft in 2023
ATR 2023 market dynamics chart
Aircraft

China's Comac C919 Airliner Flies at Singapore Airshow

The narrowbody airliner is meant to compete with the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.
Comac C919 flying display
Airlines

Silk Avia Receives First ATR 72-600 Regional Airliner

The delivery last week is the first of five twin turboprops
Silk Avia ATR72-600
Airlines

Textron’s Cessna SkyCourier Passenger Variant Set To Enter Australia

Hinterland Aviation will operate the first SkyCourier passenger variant in Australia
Cessna SkyCourier
Training and Workforce

Embraer and CAE launches E2 FFS in Singapore

The E-Jet E2 full flight simulator in Singapore is the first of its kind in Asia-Pacific.
Embraer CAE partnership Singapore