Chen Chuanren

SIA and CAE pilot training JV plans August launch
After getting the nod from regulators, the pilot training joint venture between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and CAE will begin operations in August.
Singapore Airlines increases capacity to Japan
Seeing an increasing demand for flights to Japan, Singapore Airlines has announced that it will add a fourth daily service to Tokyo-Haneda airport.
Air China’s A350-900 departing for its maiden flight May 31.
Air China to take first A350 in early August
Air China will receive its first Airbus A350-900 from early August, following final approvals from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) this week for A350 certification.
The first Juneyao 787-9 painted in ‘Chinese Ribbon’ livery
China’s Juneyao Airlines unveils three 787 special liveries
Chinese carrier Juneyao Airlines has unveiled three liveries for the Boeing 787, ahead of the airline’s first delivery for the type in late September.
Reports: China Southern, British Airways weigh joint venture
China Southern Airlines and the UK’s British Airways are reportedly discussing a joint venture to enhance flight connectivity between the two countries.
Air China pilots’ wings clipped after smoking incident
Two Air China Boeing 737-800 pilots have been suspended and had their contracts terminated after the co-pilot allegedly smoked during a flight, leading to an incident in which their aircraft rapidly descended.
Malaysia Airport Holdings see growth in June 
Spurred by the Eid Al-Fitr holidays and two weeks mid-term school break, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) saw positive growth across both international and domestic sectors in June.
Singapore’s CAAS, EASA and Airbus to partner on urban UAV safety
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), EASA and Airbus signed a tripartite agreement July 12 to collaborate on the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in urban environments.
AirAsia X to move Melbourne flights to Avalon
Malaysian long-haul LCC AirAsia X announced July 10 it will move its twice-daily operations to Melbourne, Australia, from Tullamarine International Airport to Avalon Airport
Shenzhen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion; no injuries
A Chinese Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737-800 veered off the runway after landing at Hohhot Baita International Airport on July 7.
CAAS Deputy Director-General (Air Navigation Services) Soh Poh Theen
Singapore, Germany to collaborate on ATM
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Germany’s DFS Aviation Services have signed an agreement to collaborate, share information and knowledge on air traffic management (ATM) issues.
HNA Group chairman Wang dies in accident in France
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group founder and co-chairman Wang Jian died in France July 3, following a serious injury sustained from a 50ft fall.
KC International Airlines Airbus A320
Cambodia’s KC International Airlines receive first aircraft
Cambodian startup airline KC International Airlines took delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320, July 2.
China’s Okay Airways takes delivery of first 737 MAX 8
Chinese airline Okay Airways received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 July 2. The new aircraft, registered B-1485, departed Seattle July 1 and arrived in Beijing to join Okay’s all-Boeing fleet.
Cebu ATR 72 -600
Cebu Pacific to convert ATR 72-500s into freighters
Philippine LCC Cebu Pacific has signed a deal with Switzerland-based IPR Conversions to convert two ATR 72-500s into freighters.
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