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Zone: Asia/Pacific

Rolls-Royce partners with Air China for new Trent facility

Air China and Rolls-Royce have entered into a 50-50 Joint Venture (JV) to develop new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility. The new facility will be called BAESL (Beijing Aero Engine Services Company Limited) and will provide MRO support on Air China’s Trent 700, Trent XWB-84, and Trent 1000 aero…

HAECO ITM signs a long-term contract with Silk Way West Airlines

HAECO ITM has signed an exclusive contract with Silk Way West Airlines to provide inventory technical management support to the airline’s Boeing 747-8F fleet. The new agreement will run until 2029. Under the new agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will benefit from gaining access to HAECO ITM’s pool of components…

Indian airlines must improve engineering

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has called on airlines to increase their engineering-related capabilities at all base and transit stations. The move comes after a series of safety-related incidents. Airlines have also been asked to take “appropriate mitigation action and greater internal surveillance to ensure safety of air…

SIA Engineering Group reports Q1 net profit

During the first quarter, SIA Engineering Group revenue for the first quarter of FY2022-23 increased 36.9% year-on-year to $171.5 million. The increase was largely driven by the increase in line maintenance revenue due to the higher number of flights handled. The pick-up in flight activities saw an increase in demand for base…

Honeywell, Hanwha Systems to collaborate on UAM development In South Korea

Honeywell and Hanwha Systems sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility (UAS/UAM) technology development in South Korea. Based in South Korea, Hanwha Systems provides differentiated smart technologies in defense electronics and information infrastructure. Honeywell is a leader in UAS/UAM technology, offering…

Rex and Dovetail Electric Aviation forge new partnership

Rex and Australian-headquartered Dovetail Electric Aviation (Dovetail) has formed a strategic partnership to pioneer the conversion of turbine powered aircraft to electric, nil emission propulsion. The partnership, which will operate under the Dovetail brand, will develop and certify the retrofitting of electric engines onto legacy aircraft, initially for regional and…

MAS signs five year deal with SITA

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has renewed its partnership with SITA for a comprehensive upgrade that will link its global operations to its hub in Kuala Lumpur with fast, secure, and reliable network connectivity. As part of the five-year agreement, Malaysia Airlines will leverage SITA Connect, specifically designed for the air transport…

CALC places its First B737-800SF conversion order with AEI

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings (CALC) has signed a contract with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) for its first AEI B737-800SF freighter conversion. The aircraft (MSN: 30516) will commence modification at the end of July and will be redelivered to CALC in October 2022. Touch labor and maintenance requirements will be…

ST Engineering to lease four Airbus A320/A321P2Fs to Raya Airways

ST Engineering’s aviation asset management business will lease four Airbus narrowbody Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) aircraft consisting of two A320P2F and two A321P2F to a regional operator, Raya Airways Sdn Bhd (Raya Airways). Raya Airways’ Group Managing Director, Mohamad Najib Ishak, said, “The air cargo industry, being an integral part of the…

Safran expands in India

On July 7 and 8, Safran inaugurated three new production sites in India and announced the construction of a major new facility in 2025, bolstering its strategic partnership with the country. Safran has operated in India for 65 years and now counts 10 facilities and 750 employees in the country….

Skytrans and Stralis Aircraft to develop hydrogen aircraft

Regional Australian airline Skytrans has partnered with Stralis Aircraft, to develop and trial Australia’s first hydrogen-electric propulsion aeroplane. The zero-emissions hydrogen-electric propulsion system (HEPS) will be installed on a Beech 1900D Airliner with the trial flight to occur in North Queensland, demonstrating the technology is reliable for tough local conditions…