Chen Chuanren


Based in Singapore, Chen Chuanren is the S.E Asia and China Correspondent for Air Transport World, joining the team on July 2018.

Chuanren has a defence background, serving in the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Air Defence and Operation Command for five years before pursuing journalism. He has a Diploma in Mechatronics (Aerospace) and a Bachelor Degree in Communications (Mass Communications). He continues to write on defence matters on a freelance basis.

Qingdao Airlines takes sixth A320neo; Jiaodong airport nears completion
Singapore lessor BOC Aviation has delivered its first new Airbus A320neo to China’s Qingdao Airlines, which has six of the type.
EVA Air cabin crew strike overshadows 787-10 delivery
A strike by EVA Air cabin crews entered its fourth day June 24, causing widespread disruptions and overshadowing the delivery of the Taiwanese carrier’s first Boeing 787-10.
Analysts: Airlines must review fleet, labor plans as trade wars escalate
Airlines need to begin looking closely at their fleet management and labor plans in anticipation of a “downward spiral” in the air transport market caused by global trade tensions, consulting firm ICF said.
EVA Air A321
EVA Air cabin crew begin strike action 
The cabin crew of Taiwan’s EVA Air have begun after last-minute negotiation between the two parties fell through June 20.
Drone sightings disrupt flights at Singapore’s Changi airport
Singapore Changi Airport closed one of two runways for 10 hours after a drone was sighted in the vicinity on the night of June 18 through the morning of June 19.
Nok Air Boeing 737-800
Nok Air appoints shareholder’s son as new CEO
Thai LCC Nok Air has appointed Wutthiphum Jurangkool as its new CEO and executive director after the previous CEO Piya Yodmani left the post in August 2018.
HNA Group reduces shares in GX Airlines
Conglomerate HNA Group is in the process of reducing its shares from LCC Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines (GX Airlines) as part of the airline’s restructuring plans. Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group, HNA Group and Guangxi Airport Management Group signed a framework agreement on June 11 to initiate the move.
Philippines to accelerate plans to ease congestion at Ninoy Aquino Airport
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his cabinet to implement plans to transfer general aviation and some domestic flights from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Sangley Point air base in an effort to ease congestion at the airport.
Indonesia may open domestic market to foreign airlines
In a bid to increase competition in Indonesia’s domestic aviation market and drive airfares lower, President Joko Widodo is proposing opening the country’s domestic routes to foreign carriers.
Vanilla Air A320
Vanilla Air A320 undergoes cockpit conversion for Peach integration
Japanese LCC Vanilla Air has begun a cockpit conversion on its Airbus A320 fleet as it prepares for full integration into sister LCC Peach Aviation.
EVA Air cabin crew union approves strike
Members of a union representing EVA Air cabin crews voted in favor of a strike after negotiations with the Taiwanese airline broke down.
Genghis Khan Airlines ARJ21
Chinese startup Genghis Khan Airlines launches ARJ21 flight trials
Chinese startup Genghis Khan Airlines has begun flight tests on its first pair of Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) ARJ21-700 aircraft.
CAAC reveals new route applications, approvals
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has released a list of international air route applications by local airlines, including Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines:
IATA AGM 2019: IATA’s flight turbulence data-sharing program gains momentum
IATA’s “Turbulence Aware” program is seeing respectable progress following the launch of the initiative in December 2018.
IATA AGM 2019: SIA looks for coordinated approach on lifting MAX ban
With the looming possibility of the re-certification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 by some regulators, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is monitoring the situation and waiting for a “minimum viable set” of countries to lift the suspension before the flag carrier restarts operation of the narrowbody.
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Jun 20, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display

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Jun 19, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs

Day three of the air show was a good one for Airbus and particularly its newly-launched A321XLR, which is demonstrating early on that airlines see how they can stretch their networks, enter new markets and do good business with a longer-legged narrowbody....More
Jun 18, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: “It’s a brand I trust”: Walsh’s very public endorsement of Boeing

Paris Air Show day two and, shock, some real news! In the best-kept industry secret of the year, British Airways parent International Airlines Group announced a deal for 200 Boeing 737 MAXs....More

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