Zone: Asia/Pacific

SIAEC completes acquisition of 75% of SR Technics Malaysia

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) has completed the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of SR Technics Malaysia. Following completion of the acquisition, SR Technics Malaysia has become a subsidiary of SIAEC, and SR Technics Switzerland (SR Technics) holds the remaining 25% of the share capital of SR Technics Malaysia….

First pre-delivery test flight of the C919

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has performed the first pre-delivery test flight of the C919 aircraft in Shanghai last weekend. The aircraft is equipped with CFM LEAP engines and is pitched as a competitor to the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo family aircraft in the narrowbody market….

AirAsia India signs CFM56-5B engine overhaul contract with GATES

GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES), a global jet engine maintenance provider, and AirAsia India, have signed a contract covering the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet. The agreement covers maintenance, repair, and overhaul of the CFM56-5B fleet and includes leased engine support and LLP management. The first engine will be inducted into…

Asia Cargo Network’s RGA-Black Stone Airlines takes off In Indonesia

After receiving its second newly approved Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Indonesia on 28 March, which is its third  airline AOC in the region, the Asia Cargo Network group launched RGA-Black Stone Airlines with its inaugural flight departing last week on 30 March, 2022. Setting out of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)…

Alliance Rocky aviation maintenance facility powering ahead

Alliance Airlines’ new $60 million aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility is taking shape in Rockhampton, with concrete pouring to form the footings and walls of the facility’s new hangar. The project is backed by the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund. On site at Rocky…

JAL engineering division selects IFS solution for aircraft fleet maintenance

Japan Airlines maintenance and engineering subsidiary, JAL Engineering Co., has selected IFS to support fleet-wide long range maintenance planning. The IFS solution, to be deployed in the cloud, will provide long range planners with the unified information insights they need to quickly develop and share regulatory-compliant fleet maintenance plans that…

EVA to convert 777-300s to freighters

EVA Airways have approved the conversion of three Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft to freighter configuration by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).  The unit price for each conversion is up to $40m and the total transaction price is up to $120m.