Chen Chuanren

Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400F
IATA WCS19: Cathay Pacific joins Pharma.Aero
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways has joined the pharmaceutical-shipper collaboration, Pharma.Aero.
IATA WCS19: Freighters still relevant as capacity grows
The role of dedicated freighters in the airline industry is still relevant and growing, even as the air cargo sector faces some headwind and overcapacity.
Garuda Indonesia 737 MAX 8
Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air reconsider Boeing 737 MAX orders
Garuda Indonesia and LCC Lion Air are reconsidering Boeing 737 MAX orders following the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 crash March 10 that killed 157 people soon after takeoff from Addis Ababa, and the worldwide grounding of the type.
Far Eastern Air Transport MD-83 overshoots runway in Philippines
A McDonnell Douglas MD-83 belonging to Taiwanese carrier Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) was involved in a runway excursion after landing at Philippines’s Kalibo International Airport on the evening of March 13.
AAPA calls on FAA, Boeing for clarity, timeliness in MAX resolution
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) is urging for more clarity in a timely manner from FAA and Boeing on the proposed modifications on the Boeing 737 MAX so that regulators and airlines can make sound judgments and instill confidence.
IATA WCS19: SIA Cargo plans digital transformation
Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo is urging the industry to catch up with digitalization, as it also embarks on its own transformation.
WCS19: IATA launches industry certification for perishable goods
IATA launched its latest industry certification—the Centre for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—at the World Cargo Symposium 2019, with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) and Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL), as its first recipients.
Routes Asia: Airports of Thailand to host in 2020
The Thai city of Chiang Mai will host Routes Asia 2020, and operator Airports of Thailand (AOT) is planning to elevate its airport as the country’s northern hub.
Routes Asia: Berlin Airports tries to attract long-haul Asian airlines
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB), the operator of Berlin’s three airports—Schönefeld, Tegel and the new Brandenburg airport—is in Cebu, Philippines for Routes Asia 2019 for the first time in a bid to attract potential long-haul flights from Asia.
Routes Asia: Cam Ranh airport expands network, infrastructure
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport has started plans to expand a new infrastructure as it catches up with double-digital growths.
Routes Asia: PAL hints at global alliance leanings
Philippines Airlines (PAL) could be leaning towards SkyTeam as its possible global alliance of choice.
Routes Asia: Japan looks to promote regional airports
A Japanese delegation led by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is looking to elevate the profiles of Japan’s smaller regional airports.
Nok Air Boeing 737-800
No-deal for Nok Air, Thai AirAsia consolidation
The anticipated acquisition of Thai LCC Nok Air shares by Thai AirAsia owner Asia Aviation fell through March 6.
Thai Airways A350-900
Thai Airways widens 2018 net loss on fuel costs, domestic competition
Thai Airways reported a 2018 net loss of THB11.6 billion ($355 million), deepened from a net loss of THB 2.1 billion in 2017.
JAL’s LCC brand launch imminent
Japan’s first long-haul LCC is on the verge of unveiling its brand name and inflight products, which may happen within “weeks.”
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Mar 13, 2019

US, under pressure, grounds MAX

A stunning week, beginning with the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX and, three days later, every single MAX is grounded—and the US was last to make that call....More
Mar 13, 2019

FAA, US airline leaders need to speak up on MAX

News this morning that Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 MAX is highly significant and truly leaves the US isolated on this issue....More
Mar 12, 2019

MAX crash divides US from rest of world on aviation safety calls

The immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash is stunning. While it is not unprecedented for the aviation authorities and airlines of non-US countries to diverge from FAA on when an aircraft grounding is necessary, it is unusual. And the scale of this divergence is unprecedented....More

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