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China Southern to leave SkyTeam at end of 2019 
China Southern Airlines will leave the SkyTeam global alliance at the end of next year, a move the airline said will allow it to forge closer ties with other carriers, including oneworld member American Airlines, a part-owner of the Chinese airline.
Vietjet Airbus A321
Vietjet Air sees strong 9-month demand, eyes international markets
Spurred by strong demand for air travel in Vietnam, LCC Vietjet Air reported an operating profit for the first nine months of 2018 of VND2.4 trillion ($107 million), up 13% year-over-year (YOY).
MRO Asia: Inmarsat seeks wider IFC adoption in Asia-Pacific
Wider adoption of inflight connectivity (IFC) in the Asia-Pacific region would reap financial and operational rewards for airlines, satellite communications specialist Inmarsat said.
Cebu Pacific posts 3Q loss as expansion continues
Philippines LCC Cebu Pacific posted a PHP518.4 million ($9.6 million) loss for the 2018 third quarter as rising costs, a weak peso against the US dollar and fleet expansions took their toll.
Manila airport to reduce flights for ATM system upgrades
Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will reduce flight operations from Nov. 15-20 to upgrade the radar and air traffic management systems.
MRO Asia: AFI KLM E&M, GMF aim to boost widebody MRO in Indonesia
The strategic partnership signed by Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and GMF AeroAsia in October could see more widebody MRO capability in Southeast Asia shifting to Indonesia.
Lion Air 737-900ER wing damaged after ground incident
A Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER was damaged when the aircraft’s wing struck a pole while taxiing to the runway at Bengkulu Fatmawati Airport, on the evening of Nov. 7.
MRO Asia: Pratt begins Connected Factory trials in Singapore
Pratt & Whitney began trials of its Connected Factory concept Nov. 5 at the company’s MRO facility in Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park.
MRO Asia: Werner Aero Services plans Asia expansion with widebodies, E-Jets
Maintenance services provider Werner Aero Services intends to provide services for widebodies and Embraer E-Jets as part of the company’s expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region.
VietJet places firm order for 50 A321neos 
VietJet Air has placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A321neos valued at $6.5 billion at list prices.
Hainan Airlines 9-month net profit down more than 70%
Hainan Airlines Holding reported a net profit of CNY729 million ($106 million) for the first nine months, a 73.6% decline compared to the year-ago period.
An Indonesian red cross member stands in front of recovered personal items
Details emerge on problems with previous Lion Air 737 MAX flight 
More details are emerging about problems with the previous day’s flight of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed into the Java sea Oct. 29, according to wire reports.
Singapore Airlines to launch nonstop A350 service to Seattle in 2019
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is launching its first nonstop service to Seattle, Washington state from Sept. 3, 2019, making it the fifth US city to be served by the airline.
Air China Boeing 787-9
Air China reports net profit down, summer demand up in 3Q
Air China reported a net profit of CNY6.5 billion ($946 million) for the first nine months of 2018, down 20% year-over-year (YOY), the highest earnings among the country’s three main carriers.
A forensic investigator looks through the remains of Lion Air flight JT610
Divers recover flight recorder from Lion Air 737 MAX crash
Divers appear to have located and retrieved the flight data recorder (FDR) from Lion Air flight JT610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29.
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