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.

Aircraft

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

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

Airbus A350-1000 Flight Test Aircraft Headed for GPS Signal Trials

Airbus is closely monitoring reports of GPS spoofing
Airbus A350-1000 flight test aircraft (Photo: Kerry Lynch/AIN)
Aircraft

Comac Lands Orders for Short-body C919 and Firefighting ARJ21

Tibet Airlines is the launch customer for the first major C919 derivative
Comac C919 models at SAS 2024
Aircraft

Chinese ARJ21 and C919 Airliners Go on Show

The ARJ21 and C919 are vying for orders in the Asia-Pacific region
Comac ARJ21 at Singapore Airshow 2024
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
Aircraft

ATR Sees 2023 Sales and Deliveries Surge

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

Pratt & Whitney Expands Singapore Activities

Expansion allows for an increase in GTF and PT6C MRO capacity
P&W MRO Singapore
Maintenance and Modifications

Strong Maintenance Providers Bring Structure to Asian Carriers

Large independent maintenance, repair and overhaul groups stand to benefit from region’s risk aversion
A Lufthansa Technik mechanic inspects an engine in Manila
Aircraft

Airbus Puts SAF on Display with A350-1000

The aircraft is fueled with a 35 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel
Airbus A350-1000 refueling with 35 percent blend in SAF
Airports

New Pavilion Aims to Raise Philippines' Aviation Profile

Clark International Airport offers plenty of space for aviation companies to grow
Clark International Airport in the Philippines
Airlines

Asia-Pac Air Transport Shaking Off Post-Covid Hangover

Prospects brighter than ever for focused airframers with the right products
Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 taking off from North Charleston
Regulations and Government

House, Senate Discuss Final FAA Bill; Timing Remains Unclear

Congress has until March 8 to complete work on the FAA bill or pass extension
U.S. Capitol
Avionics

Reliable Robotics Autopilot Tech Earns FAA Nod

The FAA accepted requirements for advanced aircraft navigation and autopilot systems
U.S. Air Force Agile Flag Exercise
Charter & Fractional

JetASAP Releases January 2024 Activity Report

Company reported an average decline of 10 percent
JetASAP’s app allows customers to book with 700 charter operators and receive live quotes.
Aircraft

Business Jets Arrive at Duncan's Newly-built Hangars

Hangars broke ground in 2022
A CL300 at Duncan Aviation's newly constructed hangar in Battle Creek, Michigan
Aircraft

Dassault Falcon 6X To Make Singapore Airshow Debut

The twinjet received EASA/FAA certification in August
The Dassault Falcon 2000LXS
Regulations and Government

Lawmakers Urge FAA To Ease Path to Mental Health Care

In a joint letter, lawmakers urged FAA to remove barriers discouraging mental health care
Pilot facing airport window
Aircraft

Gulfstream G700 To Make Singapore Airshow Debut

Debut comes after FAA certification delay
Gulfstream G700
Aircraft

Venice Conference Makes Case for Amphibious Aviation

New wave of seaplanes are promising to bring extra dimensions to air transportation
Elfly's Noemi seaplane
Charter & Fractional

Vista Reports Strong Growth across 2023

The company grew market share to 5 percent
Private aviation group Vista reported a strong performance in 2023.