Jeremy Torr

MH17: The Unthinkable Happens 
Malaysia Airlines is struggling to cope with the aftermath of the shooting down of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft 9M-MRD, operating flight MH17 out of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport July17.
Qantas A380
Qantas could split domestic operations 
Qantas is said to be looking at a potential split of its operations into international and domestic—with the potential to sell elements to outsiders—following a landmark decision by the Australian Senate Chamber to allow changes to government restrictions on the ownership of the national flag carrier.
ST Aerospace extends CFM TRUEngine register
Singapore-based ST Aerospace (STA) has extended its TRUEngine-authorized MRO provider license for CFM56 turbofan engines, in a move that could help bolster Singapore’s position in the increasingly competitive regional MRO market.
Changi Airport traffic reaches 2014 high in June
June was Singapore Changi Airport’s best month this year for passenger movements, at 4.65 million, but still slightly off last year’s pace, reflecting the slowdown in aircraft movements to 28,130 during the month.
Sky Aviation SSJ100
Indonesia’s Sky Aviation to resume Sukhoi SSJ100 flights 
Indonesia’s Sky Aviation, which temporarily suspended operations in March, is set to resume Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) flights, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) CEO Andrey Kalinovsky said, declining to give a date.
Wreckages of Malaysia Airlines MH17
Malaysia Airlines struggles with MH17 aftermath
Malaysia Airline System (MAS) is struggling to cope with the aftermath of the shoot down of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft, flight MH17, over Ukraine last week, killing all 298 on board.
IndiGo A320
IndiGo boosts flights
Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo will introduce 12 new routes, including second tier destinations Indore and Vizag from Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Qantas A380
Qantas denies Lion-Jetstar deal 
Australian flag carrier Qantas has described a potential sale of any of its majority 49% share in Jetstar Asia to Indonesian low-cost carrier (LCC) Lion Air as “speculation.”
Tigerair A320
Tigerair replaces board chairman
Singapore-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Tigerair Group is replacing board chairman and industry veteran JY Pillay in favor of financial strategist Hsieh Fu Hua from the end of July.
Etihad pushes into Asia, cuts Singapore
Singapore’s Changi Airport could become a casualty of Etihad Airways’ new long-haul fleet expansion when the airline cuts its Changi stopover on one of its Australian routes next year.
Bombardier Q400
Bombardier seals $230 million deal with Air Kazakhstan
Newly minted central Asian airline Air Kazakhstan will begin flying the first of 10 Bombardier Q400 NGs in March 2015, with a $230 million price tag on the aircraft/operations deal.
AirAsia X A330-300
AirAsia X launches Xi’an service
Malaysia-based low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X has launched 4X-weekly Airbus A330 service from Kuala Lumpur to Xi’an, its fifth Chinese destination.
Korean Air wrangles over China route expansion
Korean Air will nearly double its flight schedules to several of its main China destinations.
Korean Air A380
Korean Air A380s underscore upmarket approach 1
Korean Air has introduced the ninth Airbus A380 to its fleet, underscoring its upmarket approach in using Airbus’s largest passenger aircraft.
Power restored to Sydney Airport T2 
Power has been fully restored to Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2 domestic terminal after a failure in a power substation caused chaos for operators and disrupted travel for hundreds of passengers for about four hours Friday morning.

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