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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.

Government selects four potential Malaysia Airlines investors
After months of speculation, the Malaysian government has confirmed that the country’s sovereign fund has shortlisted four investors as a potential strategic partner in loss-making Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB).
IATA: Hong Kong aviation sector needs financial relief
IATA is urging the Hong Kong government to provide financial relief for the local aviation industry, which is reeling from prolonged civic unrest in the region.
Hainan Airlines to sell 48% of Tianjin Airlines to HNA Group 
China’s Hainan Airlines will transfer 48% of Tianjin Airlines to parent company HNA Group in a transaction worth CNY6.7 billion ($946.7 million).
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000
Cathay Pacific sees passenger traffic drop 7.1% in September
Cathay Pacific Airways continues to see passenger numbers fall in September as anti-government protests in Hong Kong drag into the 20th week.
China Eastern, Air France, KLM expand Virgin Atlantic cooperation
Further expanding a cooperation agreement inked in January, China Eastern Airlines, Air France and KLM have signed an expanded four-way MOU with Virgin Atlantic in Shanghai.
Hi Air ATR 72-500
South Korea’s Hi Air eyes 10 ATR 72 turboprops, nears AOC approval
South Korea’s new startup Hi Air is looking to get 10 ATR 72 turboprops as it awaits approval of an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from Korean regulators.
Cathay’s Slosar resigns from Air China board
Air China has revealed in a stock announcement that former Cathay Pacific Airways chairman John Slosar will resign from its board Nov. 6.
Construction to begin in 2021 on Jakarta Terminal 4
Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport new terminal 4 is slated for construction beginning in 2021, according to state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II.
Malaysia Airlines narrows 2018 loss in face of ‘intense competition’
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) reported a net loss of MYR791.7 million ($190.5 million) for 2018, narrowed from a MYR812.1 million loss in the previous year.
Starlux cabin crew uniform and business class seats.
Taiwan startup Starlux unveils new A321neo cabin products
Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines has introduced its Airbus A321neo cabin products ahead of the startup carrier’s launch in January 2020.
The new Beijing Daxing International Airport
China’s airports handle 12.8 million passengers Oct. 1-7
China’s week-long national day holiday, known as the Golden Week, saw 12.8 million passenger movements across China, a 5.1% year-on-year (YOY) increase. The Golden Week ran from Oct. 1-7.
Vietnam warns of capacity bubble; pulls back on startup Kite Air
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has introduced a series of recommendations to both the Ministry of Transport and local airlines, warning of overcapacity if airlines do not keep track of their own fleet expansion.
AirAsia A320neo
AirAsia files $114.6 million lawsuit against Malaysia Airports
AirAsia and its long-haul subsidiary AirAsia X have filed a MYR479.8 million ($114.6 million) claim at the Kuala Lumpur High Court against Malaysia Airports, the operator of Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) two terminals.
NokScoot Boeing 777-200
Thailand’s NokScoot expands Boeing 777 fleet
Thailand’s NokScoot has expanded its fleet to seven aircraft, after commissioning the sixth and seventh Boeing 777-200 Oct. 3.
Singapore to explore SITAONAIR space-based ATM voice communications
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has inked an MOU with SITAONAIR to explore the deployment of space-based VHF voice communications for air traffic management (ATM) in Singapore’s flight information region (FIR).
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